2016 Rising PR Stars: Lauren Burke, Senior Director, mc²

Lauren Burke has a contagious passion for work, a thirst for understanding complex concepts and the drive to take on responsibilities well beyond her peer group. Burke has proven to be absolutely critical to her agency by leading exceptional campaigns, mentoring junior staff and managing crisis communications for clients without need for oversight.

Without Burke, mc² would not have seen the same level of growth, having tripled in size since she arrived. Burke has routinely scored national business features in The New York Times, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal, bylines in influential clean tech trade publications and speaking engagements at top conferences run by The Economist, TED, the Milken Institute and others. Overall, Burke has been an instrumental leader at mc² and has raised the level of excellence for the company.