Lauren Gray


Lauren brings a law degree and nearly 15 years of experience in strategic communications, crisis management, policy and social issues to help clients manage complex reputational issues and insulate clients from risk. As part of Edelman's Social Issues team and LGBTQ+ Task Force, Lauren has counseled clients across industries such as tech, finance, CPG, retail, and fashion on when and how to effectively engage on issues.

Prior to Edelman, Lauren provided crisis communications support to the City of New York and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. She trained survivors of military sexual assault to share their stories with Congress and the media. And she led communications for the first lawsuit against former President Trump's now-repealed transgender military ban.

Her contributions have helped lead to industry recognition, including a Cannes Gold Lion, PR Week Purpose Award, and others. PR Week named Lauren to its 2022 Pride in PR list featuring 30 leading LGBTQ+ PR professionals.