Lauren Tedesco is the Senior Vice President at the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA). She leads the Future of Work portfolio, building the first industry-wide digital learning program and
established the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Fund which invests in the careers of those historically excluded. The latter won her the CADIA Impact Award - Champion for Diverse Talent. Lauren was recently named one of WXN's Top 100 Most Powerful Women and was profiled in the Globe and Mail as one of “Five Trailblazing Women in the Male Dominated Auto
Industry”. In 2022, she was named an Emerging Leader by The Peak and in 2021, named “Canadians to Watch” by Automotive News Canada. Lauren has
served as an advisor to the Law Society of Ontario in addition to teaching Communications at Sheridan College. Her experience at leading public relations agencies set the groundwork for senior roles in the
public sector including Director of Communications to the President of the Treasury Board and Minister of Education. At each step, her insight and foresight guided the formulation and launch of major public policy initiatives, underscoring the need for strong strategic planning for disruptive agents of change. Lauren holds an Honours B.A. at the University of Toronto, a Postgraduate Certificate in Communications at Sheridan College and recently completed a certificate in International
Project Management at the University of Toronto.