Lauren Bailey is Managing Director at the Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI), a California-based knowledge and financial services incubator for individual artists. She has extensive experience in organizational management and administration, covering twenty-three years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has been with CCI since it started programming in 2002. Lauren has sat on panels for the Los Angeles Arts Commission, Los Angeles Neighborhood Initiative, Empowerment Congress Summit at University of Southern California and others. She has experience in membership and product sales, database development and marketing. She is also an independent consultant providing expertise on database development. Some of her clients included Lupus LA and Women Against Gun Violence. She received her B.A in Business Administration from Worcester State College. In her spare time, she has been a volunteer with the Make A Wish Foundation since 2006.