Lauren focuses on the needs of Michigan-based groups coming to Grand Rapids for meetings and conventions. She helps them with all aspects of planning, coordination, and promotion to ensure a successful event. No challenge is too daunting, no project too complicated, no request too large or too small for Lauren to handle – and she makes it all seem (deceptively) easy.
That’s likely because Lauren came to EXGR in 2023 with a wealth of experience in fast-paced and detail-oriented positions. She started her career in Live Events on the technical side, working as a Sound Engineer, Stage Manager, Artist Liason, and Production/AV Technician. In 2015 Lauren started working at the DeVos Place Convention Center. She served as an Operations Supervisor, Maintenance Technician, Event Coordinator, Stage Manager at the DeVos Performance Hall, and most recently was the Event Manager. She’s accustomed to working in high-pressure environments!
Lauren Callahan, Convention Services Manager
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