Lauren Baker became the first lady of Massachusetts when her husband, Gov. Charlie Baker, was sworn in as governor January 2015.
As First Lady, Lauren works to improve the lives of the children of Massachusetts, focusing in particular on the children served by their Department of Children and Families, through her work with the Wonderfund, a private, nonprofit she helped launch.
Lauren earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Northwestern
University. She is a veteran of the advertising world where she managed many brand campaigns for consumer products. She then spent several years working in higher education at Marian Court College where she served as Board Chair and Director of Institutional Advancement.
Currently, Mrs. Baker works as a marketing communications consultant for The Baker Group serving independent schools across the country.
She also serves on the boards of the Wonderfund, the American Red Cross New England Region, Phoenix Academy Charter School Foundation and the Care Institute.
The Bakers reside in Swampscott, Massachusetts and have three children, Charlie, AJ and Caroline.