Director of Meetings and Events

Lauren Curtolo, CMP

As Director of Meetings and Events, Lauren leads the newly created Meetings and Events Team. She ensures the success of all JMC-related functions while maintaining the Center’s reputation for exceptionally well-run meetings and events.

Lauren was previously JMC’s manager of meetings and events from 2015 until 2021. Most recently, she worked for a national law firm as the sole Senior Meeting Planner, where she gained valuable experience with marketing and larger-scale events.

Prior to setting her focus on planning in 2014, she spent 10 years in the culinary field, where she managed the Pastry programs and teams at notable Philadelphia-area restaurants.

Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree from The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College where she majored in Pastry Arts. She holds a CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation and has also received her certification in Meeting Planning from Temple University. She is very active in the local chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI).