Lauren Wesley Wilson
Founder & CEO
Lauren Wesley Wilson is a Marketer, Media Spokesperson and Diversity and Inclusion Strategist. Lauren is one of the nation’s leading thought leaders on Diversity and Inclusion, Crisis Communications, and Media Relations.
Lauren currently serves as Founder and CEO of the ColorComm Corporation. ColorComm Corporation is a privately held holding company with communications, public relations, and media companies in its portfolio. ColorComm Corporation owns the ColorComm Network, ColorComm Search, ColorComm Media Group and Men of Color in Communication.
In 2011, Lauren founded the ColorComm Corporation, to serve the needs of multicultural talent working in the communications, marketing, advertising, digital and public relations industries. The portfolio of companies under the ColorComm Corporation provides access and opportunity for people of color in business, delivers industry campaigns to inform and educate, counsels clients on crisis and media relations, and develops a community for those who want to achieve leadership and C-Suite positions.
Prior to ColorComm, Lauren worked in political communications serving as the Communications Director for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and as a Media Strategist/Media Booker for President Barack Obama’s Reelection Campaign. Following the Campaign, Lauren worked as a Communications Strategist at the prestigious crisis firm Qorvis/MSL overseeing media strategy and crisis communications for international governments and stakeholder engagement for consumer brands.
Lauren has been recognized by PR Week’s 50 Most Powerful in PR, Ad Age ‘Women to Watch’, PR Week’s 40 under 40 Award, the Holmes Report Innovator 25, the PR Council’s Diversity Champion Award, The Root 100, New York Women in Communications, among many others.In 2017, Lauren was selected to serve on the Glass Lions Jury at Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France. As a Juror, Lauren reviewed advertising and marketing campaigns from across the world focused on gender, diversity, fashion, body image, women empowerment and more. Lauren graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and from Georgetown University with an M.A. in Communications.
Lauren has been featured in The Washington Post, COSMOPOLITAN.com, Forbes, ADWEEK, Ad Age, PR Week, Black Enterprise, ESSENCE and others. She enjoys traveling, cycling, running, and cooking.
As a proud graduate of Spelman College I am focused on providing HBCU students with greater access, resources, and knowledge to succeed after graduation