Director of Public Relations
Lawren Markle is the Director of Public Relations at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC), oversees all marketing and communications, and is integrally involved in LAEDC’s programs, research and thought leadership. He provides reporters with analysis, cultivates examples and data to support stories, and provides reporters with perspectives on jobs and the industries of LA’s economy including new mobility, renewable energy, technology, and others, and is an expert on economic resiliency.
You can reach Lawren at 213-236-4847 or [email protected]
Prior to LAEDC, Lawren served as Director of Media Relations at Caltech, where he and his team supported news coverage of the successful landing of Mars Curiosity Rover and many other scientific breakthroughs. His favorite memory is leading a dozen of the nation’s best science reporters into the desert for a science tour with lead scientist John Grotzinger to prepare them for covering the Mars Rover’s mission. Prior to that, Lawren cultivated thought leadership campaigns for 20 high-tech companies while working at Chicago-based PR Agency Tech Image for ten years, where he designed and implemented media relations strategy to help clients break through the noise and succeed. Prior to that, Lawren learned the PR trade doing product marketing for LA-based consumer electronics company ViewSonic.
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 20 years, and serves on the board of Innovate Pasadena. He has served on the board of Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy, as an appointee to Air Quality Institute, as an appointee to Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy’s Advisory Committee, and served on former State Senator Carol Liu’s Green21 sustainability council.