New Executive Director
Lauren Michalski, MVMA Executive Director
I am thrilled to join MVMA as your
new executive director, and I could not be more excited to get
As the go-to agency for animal
healthcare advocacy and policy, I will look toward concentrating
on the association’s mission, alongside the vision and goals, of
“offering support to the membership in providing quality
veterinarian care with state of the art process, delivering the
information you need to be effective.”
Change is always afoot in animal
healthcare initiatives, and I am proud to lead this innovative
organization in maximizing the efforts of animal healthcare.
My resume and credentials include 24
years of executive planning, administration, sales, training and
marketing expertise in both private and nonprofit sectors, with
12 years of association management experience.
I have served as the executive
director for a transportation law industry association for the
past 10 years. Prior to this appointment and my work with local
non-profits, my professional background includes sales
management for Allstate Insurance Company and work with an
award-winning regional marketing/public relations firm. During a
17-year tenure with non-profits, I have managed membership
services, publications, educational programming, and website
I have also designed and initiated
programs targeted at membership growth and publication
penetration through member volunteers. As membership is the key
component of any association, I look forward to working with you
and focusing on member involvement at all levels of the
association. Hopefully we can also start to utilize the outreach
of social media to stay in constant contact with brief, yet
While committed to serving my
clients and their members, I am also committed to my community
work and involvement. I was the founding president of Friends of
the Light House Shelter in Annapolis, MD, which is a non-profit
fundraising board to support the shelter, and I continue to take
great pride in that role. This effort has proven to be a
consistent seed for outreach and awareness of homelessness to
the community. Additionally, I have served on and chaired
numerous committees over time to include: The Key School, St.
Anne’s Church, Hammond Harwood House, and Eastport Yacht Club.
I attended Ithaca College for
management studies and earned a BS in marketing with a minor in
Textiles from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science (now
Philadelphia University). When not at my desk, I can usually be
found on the sidelines of the lacrosse field watching my son,
Ben. I reside in Annapolis, with my family, husband David, also
a former college lax player, and Ben. Together we enjoy golfing,
boating and just relaxing on the bay.
In closing, it will be my pleasure
to serve as your executive director and partner with each of
you. We have a great deal of work ahead of us and with your
support, we will embark on a sensational new journey.
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