Lauren Russell Geskos Senior Manager
Lauren is a member of RPA's Strategic Initiatives Team. She has spent over a decade in managerial roles in New York and the Silicon Valley. At RPA, Lauren is responsible for all external communications with RPA's clients and philanthropic network. This includes RPA's strategic partnerships and relationships, publications, website, conferences and events, client surveys, presentations and strategic analysis. She is also involved in the organization's Mission-Related Investing practice and has a strong philanthropic interest in environmental issues.
Prior to joining RPA, Lauren founded an independent communications consulting firm, Highmark, which catered to nonprofit, investment and media companies. Prior to that, she was Manager of the private investor membership of ultra-high net worth families at the Institute for Private Investors, where she established its next-generation program and grew its membership dramatically. She also worked as a Marketing Manager at Menlo Park, CA firm eInnovate.
Lauren earned her B.A. from Stanford University, and has also completed Wharton's Private Wealth Management course for Investors. She is regularly engaged in a variety of philanthropic activities including her current roles on the Advisory Council of the New York Venture Philanthropy Fund, Communications Committee of Philanthropy New York, Knowledge Working Group of the Social Impact Exchange, and Conference Committee of the Communications Network. She has also been active with the Taproot Foundation, environmental and inner city youth projects, the Brockwood Park School, and she has co-chaired two major benefit concerts at Carnegie Hall.
Areas of expertise: Communications, mission-related investing, environment, next generation philanthropy