Lauren Larson directs an agency for the State of Colorado, cutting red tape and reducing regulatory burden in order to make this a great State to start or expand a business. She spent a decade in Washington DC, where she negotiated billions of dollars in spending and numerous industry regulations at the White House Budget Office. For PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston, she helped high tech companies maintain a profitable business model while expanding overseas. She also served as an advisor to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris. Lauren earned her Master of Public Policy at the University of Michigan, and her BA at Syracuse University.