Lauren Hamel is a Partner at TAG Strategies, bringing over 15 years of corporate and political fundraising experience to the team. From local races to national elections, she has led successful fundraising efforts at every level of politics. She brings a unique and thorough understanding of campaigns along with an extensive nationwide network. Utilizing successful strategies and a comprehensive approach, Lauren specializes in major donor strategy, PAC fundraising, and national event planning.
After a stint in the Texas Senate, Lauren moved to Washington, D.C. and worked at a top three lobbying firm focused on telecommunications & technology issues. After four years of policy work, she joined the National Republican Senatorial Committee in 2009 as Deputy PAC Director under Chairman Senator John Cornyn. She later became PAC Director and served in that role for the remainder of his four-year Chairmanship.
After successfully leading the NRSC PAC fundraising operation, Lauren joined Speaker Boehner’s political team in 2013 as Deputy Finance Director, overseeing his National fundraising efforts. After Paul Ryan was elected Speaker, Lauren was elevated to Finance Director for Ryan’s growing political operation. Lauren developed new major donor programs that raised more than $200 million during Ryan’s term as Speaker and over $2 billion over the course of her fundraising career.
A West Texas native, Lauren graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Communications. Lauren lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina with her husband and two children.