Board Member of the Month- October 2018

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Congratulations to our Education Co-Chairs Lauren Ryniak and Kevin Cooper for being October’s Board Members of the month! Kevin and Lauren are new to the Ad 2 team but have proven that they are a dynamic duo. Their first educational workshop, Level Up Your Branding With WALO sold out and was a big success! We are so proud of their accomplishment and appreciate their hard-work.

A little more about Lauren and Kevin…

A graduate of University of San Diego, Lauren is a Media Strategist for Hearts & Science in downtown Dallas, where she helps manage paid social media for AT&T. Lauren loved spending 4 years in sunny San Diego for college where she served as President of the American Marketing Association collegiate chapter on campus her senior year but she wanted to come back to her roots in Texas. When she moved back she craved to be a part of an organization similar to the one she had joined in college, one with passionate and creative people who would inspire her to think bigger about her career and personal growth. This led her to get involved with Ad 2 Dallas and she's loving her first year on the board as Education Co-Chair!

When she’s not working, Lauren loves maintaining a busy and active schedule. She is currently a mentor to a high school student and she loves cooking, working out and traveling. Her most recent trip was a solo trip to Switzerland and Budapest during Columbus Weekend!


Kevin was born in a military family and has traveled throughout the United States. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising. While in college, he was involved in several organizations that sparked his interest in advertising. From managing social media for a then new UTA WATER POLO Team that he and a few other students started up in February 2016 to spending three years as the Event and Public Relations Chair for Hall Council. During college, Kevin volunteered with AAF Fort Worth, AAF Dallas and Ad 2 Dallas.

In June 2018, he joined Ad 2 Dallas as an Education Co-chair to help increase interest about the Advertising industry.Outside of Ad 2, Kevin teaches swimming classes for the City of Grand Prairie, experiments with new recipes and hangs out with his friends.