Asking For a Friend: Do Op-Eds Really Matter Anymore?

Let’s talk about the opinion editorial, or the “op-ed.” It’s the publication of an individual opinion in response to the writings of reporters or editorial boards; the classic way to exert written thought leadership on a particular issue or news item; the...

Outside In: What are Americans Reading About NAFTA?

When the notice to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went to the Federal Register on May 18th (to be posted on May 23rd), it stated: “The United States intends to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico regarding modernization of the North...
Building A Message That Resonates Across Party Lines

Building A Message That Resonates Across Party Lines

The Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard came out last week with an interesting look at FTP client North America’s Building Trades Union, who hosted President Donald Trump on Tuesday at their annual legislative conference despite endorsing and advocating forcefully...
Outside In: Are We Just Talking To Ourselves Inside The Beltway?

Outside In: Are We Just Talking To Ourselves Inside The Beltway?

Last week, Americans from coast to coast tuned into the cable news shows of their choice, and inevitably noticed coverage focused on one item above all else: the new Republican health care proposal, the American Health Care Act (AHCA). If we turned to national outlets...

Outside In: Three Principles For Your Public Affairs Strategy

Lauren Crawford Shaver Partner We enter 2017 with more unknowns than knowns. Here is what we know: health care, trade, cyber security, and financial regulation and reform are top federal priorities. However, what we don’t know is how these policies may or may not take...
Lauren Crawford Shaver

Lauren Crawford Shaver is a Principal at Forbes Tate Partners.

Lauren Crawford Shaver joined Forbes Tate Partners as a Partner in January 2017. She oversees public affairs and the firm’s growing grassroots practice.

Prior to joining Forbes Tate Partners, Lauren served as the Director of Expansion States for Hillary for America. In this role, Lauren led efforts to build a Democratic infrastructure with state parties and candidates up and down the ballot – for 2016 and future cycles alike.

Lauren proved to be an invaluable member of the Hillary for America campaign. Before serving on Secretary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid, Lauren worked in the Obama Administration as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for health care at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). At HHS, Lauren managed all campaigns and issues tied to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, Medicaid, HealthIT, prescription drug pricing, health centers, and other health research.

Prior to HHS, Lauren was a consultant known for designing and executing effective grassroots and grasstops campaigns across a variety of industries, including, but not limited to: healthcare, finance, trade, and hospitality.

Lauren’s outside-in approach to grassroots efforts applies the tactics of political campaigns to legislative and public affairs settings. Lauren has directed several of the largest legislative public affairs campaigns in Washington – in fact, she has coordinated grassroots teams across all fifty states, and continues to meet and train additional teams to further expand her already remarkably talented network. Her work creates turnkey access for Forbes Tate Partners’ clients to deliver constituent responses to legislators at any time during any policy debate.

In addition to her consulting work, Lauren also held roles on the Hillary Clinton for President Campaign in Iowa, Nevada, and Washington in 2008, worked for Obama for America in Ohio, and drove priorities for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in Illinois.

A born and raised Seattleite, Lauren received her Bachelor’s from the University of San Diego and received a Masters in Government from Johns Hopkins University, magna cum laude. She resides in Washington, DC with her husband and two bulldogs.