Lauren Walker Reader

VP Operations & Communication
Lauren Walker Reader

As vice president of operations and communications, Lauren oversees Runner’s day-to-day business administration, operations, and communication strategies, focused on business health and driving operations efficiency. She is an inclusive thought leader focused on culture and ensuring inclusion and integrity in messaging and brand voice across platforms while cultivating a culture that attracts and inspires the world’s most passionate and diverse talent.

Prior to joining Runner, Lauren spent 15 years leading business operations teams and driving diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at a multinational aerospace engineering company. Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in applied psychology cum laude and holds an MBA and graduate-level certification in change leadership.


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