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Lauren Hartman Joins National Aquarium as Public Relations Manager


(Baltimore) - The National Aquarium is pleased to announce Lauren Hartman as its new Public Relations Manager. Hartman previously served as the Senior Public Relations Specialist at WeddingWire.

In this role, Hartman will plan and implement media relations outreach and tactics, providing reporting, writing and public relations support to bolster the National Aquarium's external communication initiatives. She will work closely with the social media and content segments of the communications team to craft messaging that furthers the nonprofit's mission of conservation, animal welfare and public engagement.

"Lauren is a creative, driven professional who will help us inspire conservation through strategic storytelling, locally and beyond," said National Aquarium Vice President of Communications Kim Lacomare. "We are thrilled to have her on our communications team and look forward to her future at the Aquarium."

Hartman previously worked at WeddingWire, the global leader for online wedding planning, executing strategic public relations plans, organizing marketing events to increase brand awareness and coordinating media relations efforts. She managed communication efforts surrounding the organization's annual "Just Say Yes" campaign, which garnered over 100 million media impressions in 2016 and 2017.

Hartman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications with a specialty in public relations from Virginia Tech and a Master of Professional Studies in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown University.