ONA welcomes Lauren Anderson as Events and Membership Manager

Events management expert will design attendees' and member experience across ONA's in-person and virtual programs

By on July 20, 2022

Lauren Anderson's professional headshot

The Online News Association is pleased to welcome Lauren Anderson as the Events and Membership Manager. Lauren will shape a new role at ONA that is responsible for all aspects of event logistics, from registration to vendor relationships to travel, as well as community connections with ONA’s membership.

Lauren brings 15 years of experience across events, membership, programs, exhibits, customer service and finance. She has worked with a range associations, education organizations, editorial and other nonprofit entities.

In her new role, Lauren will manage both the big-picture planning and nitty-gritty details that bring to life the memorable events and experiences ONA is known for, including our annual conference. She will report to Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer Jessica Strelitz. 

Before joining ONA, Lauren spent four years with the National Business Officers Association, where she managed professional development programs and events. Earlier in her career, she held roles as an Editorial Assistant with Informa Healthcare, and was the Founder and Co-Host of Dayplayerdish, a radio program focused on pop culture and television topics. Lauren started her journey in the media industry as an intern for Soap Opera Digest.

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Karolle Rabarison

Karolle Rabarison is ONA's Director of Communications. She collaborates across the team to connect ONA members and the broader journalism community to emerging tech and leadership training, networking, industry trends, and career development resources.