Director of Public Relations
Lawren Markle is the Director of Public Relations at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC). Lawren is the primary media contact and connects reporters with LAEDC economists, arranges interviews with LAEDC executives, cultivates story ideas and examples to support stories, and can provide reporters with an overview of LAEDC’s work.
You can reach Lawren at 213-236-4847 or [email protected]
Prior to LAEDC, Lawren served as Director of Media Relations at Caltech (2011-2013), where he helped break the news about the successful landing of Mars Curiosity Rover and many scientific breakthroughs. Prior to that, Lawren worked at PR Agency Tech Image (2002-2011) where he designed and implemented media relations strategy for 20 high-tech companies, to help them break through the noise and succeed. Lawren also provided product marketing for locally-headquartered ViewSonic Corporation during the 1990s.
Lawren was recognized by PRSourcecode in 2007 as one of the top 25 PR professionals in technology, based on a poll of top editors and reporters.
Lawren has lived in LA County for over 15 years, is married with children, and volunteers for organizations including Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy (served as Vice President), Air Quality Institute, and State Senator Carol Liu’s Green21 sustainability council.