Lauren Larson is the Director of the Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budgeting for Colorado. The office provides the Governor with timely and complete information and recommendations necessary to make sound public policy and budget decisions. Their mission is to foster the responsible use of state resources through effective and efficient planning, budgeting, and evaluation of state programs in a manner that is performance and outcome-focused.

On this week’s episode Lauren shares her journey that led her to Washington, D.C. working under three different presidential administrations, why she came to Colorado, and what her role as the Director of OSPB entails. She also provides insight into the budgeting process under COVID-19, why she’s an optimist at heart, and how Colorado has worked to prepare for the next phase.

Hosted by Colorado Business Roundtable President Debbie Brown.