Lauri Strauss – Executive Director

Executive Director, Atlanta Press Club


As executive director of the Atlanta Press Club, Lauri Strauss is responsible for finance and fundraising, board/committee development, membership, working with program committees, office operations, and writing and editing Club communications.

Before the Atlanta Press Club, Lauri was an area manager with the American Cancer Society where she oversaw all fundraising efforts and mission delivery for the organization in six metro area counties.  Lauri grew up in Arizona, where she started her career as an associate producer at the local NBC-TV affiliate until moving to Atlanta in the ‘90s to work in the CNN newsroom.  Lauri also worked for The Coca-Cola Company in their public and media relations department and was the Director of Membership for The Commerce Club.  She is on the board of the Agape Community Center and a member of the Junior League of Atlanta.