Lauren Thayer

Director of Marketing

Lauren joined the Ascent team in April 2016 to launch Ascent Student Loans, elevate marketing strategies and spearhead consumer campaigns. Lauren possesses over a decade of expertise in integrated marketing and niche branding strategy within the sports, education, and self-development industries. Lauren’s passion for marketing education began while she attended college at San Diego State University and served as Marketing Lead Supervisor for the SDSU Aztec Recreation Center. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Marketing Communications, she became the Online Marketing Manager for Road Runner Sports and then went one to lead the Digital Marketing teams at ACTIVE Network and Tony Robbins. Prior to joining GS2, Lauren was the Director of Marketing at Heritage Golf Group where she developed and executed sustainable, niche marketing and advertising plans for 9 brand divisions to increase leads and sales across multiple channels (social, partner sites, PPC, email, online, print, etc.). Lauren is a Certified eMarketing Associate (CeMA) and received the “Outstanding Achievement in Mobile: Best Mobile Application m.WebAward” for launching the ACTIVE.com Couch-to-5K app.