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Operations Director

Lauren Hunter, CMP


Lauren Hunter, BlackStar Operations Director, lives for detail. Her expertise is a result of her unique, diverse, and hands-on background in media, fine arts and event planning including the last 5 years as Membership Manager for BlackStar. Overall, she brings 15 years of experience in operations management and events production for both local and nationally recognized organizations including Philadelphia Museum of Art where she led the planning, design and execution of 50 to 80 public and private events each year.

This behind the scenes queen brings people together for memorable experiences in arts and culture with the core intention to help social impact leaders fulfill their mission and equity. Her precision is a result of supreme organizational and problem-solving skills coupled with her creative flair and passion for bringing order to chaos and creating meaningful experiences.

Lauren holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Delaware State University and a special event certificate from University of San Diego. She also earned the CMP Designation: Certified Meeting Professional.

When she is not planning events, Lauren serves as Stage Manager for SisterSpace of Delaware Valley, a Tribute to Change planning committee member for Bread and Roses Community Fund in Philadelphia, and Stage Manager for the Rock and Roll Marathon in San Diego, CA, Washington DC, and Philadelphia, PA.  Lauren enjoys the beach and being outdoors, attending concerts and theater, and running (completing over a dozen half marathons since 2012).