Lauren Dunkle Dlugosh

Director, Executive Search

“I’m passionate about Higher Talent because we help wonderful organizations further their mission by connecting them with exceptional employees. Simultaneously, we present new, exciting opportunities to individuals looking to further their career and follow their passion.”

B.S., Medaille College

Level I Certification, Hogan Assessments

Lauren Dlugosh is the Executive Search Director at Higher Talent and manages recruitment efforts, business development and creative projects. Lauren has a wide range of experience with several industries such as for-profit local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and academic health institutions.

Lauren began her career executing events and developing strategic plans for a local business and then a national nonprofit organization, the American Cancer Society. She was responsible for managing high-end galas throughout Western New York. In addition, she managed a remote team, strategic planning, fundraising, board and volunteer management, and operations improvement.

During Lauren’s tenure at the University of Rochester, she aided development efforts and collaborated with leadership at the Strong Memorial Hospital, Wilmot Cancer Institute, Flaum Eye Institute and the Community Center for Health and Prevention. She draws from her fundraising/development experience for a unique perspective to assist clients and candidates in her current role with Higher Talent.

In addition to her professional experience, Lauren is an active community leader and currently serves as the Chair for the Villa of Hope’s Young Professional Board in Rochester, NY. The Villa of Hope is a center dedicated to serving underprivileged youth with residential and community programs, educational support and behavioral health resources. She is an avid traveler, optimist and outdoor enthusiast. Lauren lives in Rochester, NY with her husband.