Concord, N.H. – July 11, 2017 — SEA/SEIU Local 1984 announced this week the hiring of Lauren Smith as communications administrator.
Smith, who joined the organization in May, has a background in corporate, nonprofit and crisis communications. She will lead the union’s communications department – managing member communication and political messaging.
“I’m thrilled to join the organization that represents so many hard-working Granite Staters,” said Smith. “Members of SEA/SEIU Local 1984 keep our state running – from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Corrections to New Hampshire Hospital. It’s an honor to be a part of the team fighting for the individuals who support everyone in the state.”
Prior to joining SEA, Smith worked for public relations agencies in Portsmouth, N.H. and Minneapolis, Minn. A Midwest native, she attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, earning a B.A. in both advertising and history.
“Lauren’s talent and natural affinity in communication strategy have already been a huge asset to our organization,” said SEA/SEIU Local 1984 President Rich Gulla. “In the last few years, we’ve seen remarkable amounts of anti-labor legislation. I’m excited to see her thoughtfulness and insight in leading our union through this era of misinformation.”
About The State Employees’ Association/SEIU Local 1984
SEA/SEIU Local 1984 represents over 10,000 public and private-sector employees across the Granite State. First formed in 1940 as a social organization, the SEA won passage of New Hampshire’s Public Employee Labor Relations Law in 1975. Since then, the union has negotiated hundreds of contracts with state, county, municipal and private-sector employers. The SEA affiliated with the Service Employees’ International Union in 1984. With 2 million members, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas.