Lauren's BioLauren Gooding joined Cornerstone’s Illinois team as an associate in June 2020. Her focus is on supporting the efforts of the Illinois team to meet the needs of clients and continuing to cultivate strong relationships throughout the state.
Through this role, she primarily assists the firm by drafting action plans to serve clients, compiling policy research on state legislation, and building relationships with legislators and their staff.
Prior to joining Cornerstone, Lauren interned with the American Seed Trade Association, where she connected members and staff with relevant industry news and resources. She also served Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. as a public policy intern, where she assisted in key aspects of their grassroots advocacy and youth civic engagement. Additionally, she spent time as an intern for John Deere, where she collaborated with the brand management and citizenship departments on strategic external initiatives.
Originally from Fishers, Indiana, Lauren is a graduate of Purdue University. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and Agricultural Economics with a minor in Spanish for the Professions.