Lauren B. Terrell

Manager of Board Affairs and Governance, Lauren B. Terrell, has extensive experience in management and logistical support. In her current role, she provides guidance and coordination on best practices in nonprofit board governance. She also serves as IFES’ Compliance Manager and leads the organization’s fundraising events, including online giving. 

Ms. Terrell began her career with IFES as an executive assistant, providing organizational support to the executive office and taking on a wide range of responsibilities. This included event management and fundraising support to the chief executive officer, chief operating officer and executive vice president. 

She has a bachelor’s degree in government and international politics with a concentration in political theory and law from George Mason University. As an undergraduate, she interned at the State Department in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs under Assistant Secretary Thomas A. Shannon. 

Ms. Terrell recently received a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from George Mason University. She is a member of BoardSource and serves as a volunteer board member with her homeowner’s association.

Vision Statement: I believe that citizen engagement in all its forms, from volunteering to membership in civic organizations, enhances the fabric of society - citizen participation is essential for a safer, more peaceful, and prosperous global community. It is this belief that led me to pursue a career in the nonprofit sector and through my work at IFES, an international NGO that promotes citizen participation via the right to vote, I have witnessed how local action can result in national and international change. It is for those reasons that I am interested in and excited at the possibility of serving on UNA-NCA’s Board.

Should I be elected to UNA-NCA’s Board, I commit to furthering the organization’s mission by learning as much as possible about the organization so that I can effectively serve as an advocate and community ambassador and by upholding my fiduciary responsibilities. In the short term, I hope to use my skills and background in nonprofit management and board governance to serve on UNA-NCA’s Governance Committee. In addition, I would like to utilize my event management background to assist with various organizational events. As I learn more about UNA-NCA, I look forward to identifying more specific opportunities for engagement.