Staff Members
Lauren Earley, Esq.
Lauren Earley, Esq.
Associate Director of Government & Public Affairs

As Associate Director of Government and Public Affairs for ASID), Lauren A. Earley, Esq. advocates for the interior design profession by leading the Society’s legislative, regulatory, and policy efforts at the state and federal levels. Lauren completed a fellowship with ASID in fall 2020 and represented property owners’ associations and condominium unit owners’ associations as a law firm associate in 2021, before returning to ASID in spring 2022.  In her career, Lauren has advanced the interests of those who work and exist in the built environment, by advocating for stronger practice rights for ASID members and advising clients on disaster mitigation strategies.

Previously, Lauren worked in law, politics, and government relations, including as a Congressional staffer for a United States Senator on Capitol Hill.  She has long been passionate about the rights of women and individuals with disabilities, which her advocacy efforts for the interior design profession now address and help support.  

Lauren holds a B.S. in Business Economics from the University of South Carolina (Columbia, South Carolina) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law (Richmond, Virginia), where she graduated cum laude and earned the Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service Certificate for completing over 250 hours of legal and community services.  She is a licensed attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

5 Fun Facts

  • Lauren is an avid traveler and has visited over 35 countries spanning six of the seven continents.
  • Having grown up around the game of golf and a variety of other sports, Lauren worked at the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament for three different years – serving the likes of Peyton Manning, Condoleezza Rice, and Jack Nicklaus.
  • Lauren, an enthusiastic water-lover, is a certified scuba diver and a licensed boater. 
  • Because of her love of animals, Lauren’s friends joke that her dream job is a dog-walker. 
  • Lauren can be found outside on any sunny day – hiking, playing tennis, biking, or kayaking.