Lauren Herring, MBA: CEO
Lauren Herring passionately provides leadership to IMPACT Group as CEO, where she has transformed the company into a global leader in employee career development. Prior to her current role, Lauren was President of Global Services where she was responsible for all international business development and operations. She guided the work of IMPACT Group’s international presence, providing leadership and support to all areas of the organization in assisting transferees with international issues and needs. Under Lauren's leadership, IMPACT Group now operates in more than 30 international locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
In 2013, Lauren led the charge as IMPACT Group acquired its long-time competitor, Vandover, a leader in the Talent Mobility space. This supported three previous acquisitions in corporate outplacement solutions. IMPACT Group continues to be an industry expert in Global Mobility, Career Transition and Talent Development; consistently innovating new career management solutions, developing cutting-edge service delivery options and expanding its reach into new markets.
Lauren was recently awarded the prestigious “40 Under 40" Award by the St. Louis Business Journal and was previously awarded the "30 Under 30" Award. She was also the recipient of the “Global HR Innovator of the Year Award” presented by GlobalHR Magazine. She is an internationally recognized speaker on the topic of career development and global mobility, has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine, and has published in HR Executive and GlobalHR Magazine, among others. She is not only fluent in Spanish, but prior to joining IMPACT Group, Lauren worked in economic development in Puerto Rico.
Lauren holds a Master in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Notre Dame. Lauren is on the Board for the St. Louis Regional Chamber, where she is excited to support the economic development of the St. Louis community. She is also on the Board of the United Way of Greater St. Louis, COCA (the Center of Creative Arts), Junior Achievement and Connections to Success, where she passionately dedicates her expertise, resources and time to making a difference in others’ lives.