Lauren Gilyard

Sales Manager

Lauren Gilyard, Sales Manager

Lauren Gilyard is the sales manager at Walker Sands Communications.

Lauren has over 7 years of experience in business development working in every field from the consumer side focusing on CPG, Healthcare and Retail to professional services. Her background has always been focused on the digital side of business development with specific focuses on content management systems, website development, digital strategy to search and social media. She is passionate about solving the challenge the prospect has and connecting the right people at Walker Sands to not only solve the problem but elevate the solution we find to the next level.

Lauren is responsible for building out our traditional and digital presence running the full sales cycle. She works across teams to execute the full scope of projects.

Lauren graduated from DePaul University with a degree in Marketing with a concentration in Sales, minoring in Graphic Design. Outside of the office, Lauren loves to cook & try new recipes, and is an avid OrangeTheory addict.

Q&A with Lauren Gilyard

What is your favorite book of all time?

Although this is not a classic, Gone Girl is a favorite of mine.

What is your favorite place in Chicago that isn't a typical tourist destination?

In the fall, the side streets of Lakeview are beautiful. In a city full of skyscrapers it is a great escape and you can see all of the beautiful colors.

Would you rather have the office stocked 24/7 with Starbucks coffee or Garrett popcorn?

This is hard because I love both but I have to go with Starbucks. Chai Tea Lattes would only be a bonus!

One thing people in the world don't know about me?

I am fascinated by sharks. One of my dreams is to swim with them (in a cage of course).

If you could live anywhere else in the world where would be it be?

Italy!

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