Lauren (Vitt) Mireles, RP®

Organization and Methods Manager

Vitt_5970Lauren (Vitt) Mireles, RP® earned a bachelor’s degree in International Studies: Business and Economics with a minor in Leadership from California University of Pennsylvania. Her leadership training was supplemented by the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People certification and Stephen Covey “Leader for Life” certification. At California University, Lauren served as an AmeriCorps Fellow and completed 300 hours of community service during her final year of school. She was also dedicated to her university’s Peer Mentoring program where she helped incoming, undecided students make the transition from high school to college.

Lauren earned her Registered ParaplannerSM certification from the College for Financial Planning in 2013. Her growing involvement in the firm inspired her to further her knowledge of financial planning to better serve our Clients. Currently, Lauren is pursuing a master’s degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management from George Mason University.

Lauren enjoys volunteering as often as she can with organizations such as Dreams for Kids, DC Central Kitchen, Food for Others, and Lost Dog and Cat Foundation. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and baking, Zumba, yoga, and other aerobic and strength classes, scrapbooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.

Client Focus: As Organization and Methods Manager, Lauren oversees a variety of internal projects to support the team and Yeske Buie’s goals. Lauren manages Yeske Buie’s Sports Ticket Program comprising of partial and full season ticket plans for four local sports teams. She also organizes Yeske Buie’s Editorial Calendar for the firm’s bi-weekly newsletter, TheLiveBigWay® Digest, writes content for the newsletter, and oversees Yeske Buie’s social media outlets.  Additionally, Lauren is a leader on Yeske Buie’s Client Experience Team and regularly reviews the firm’s policies and processes surrounding our Clients’ experiences in search of any way to improve our processes.

Current Update: Lauren has been keeping busy with her two Master’s classes this semester, Social and Organizational Inquiry and Creating Learning Organizations. In addition to the classes, she recently attended the program’s winter Learning Community event on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion. Hosted by nine of the program’s students, Lauren was blown away by the level of engagement and opportunity for learning that was had by all. Lauren and eight of her classmates will be hosting their own Learning Community event in November and Lauren will be sure to share updates along the way. To help her take a break from her increasingly busy schedule, Lauren and her pup Lexi have been hiking some of Northern Virginia’s parks. Their favorites so far are Scott’s Run Nature Preserve, Riverbend Park, and Turkey Run Park.

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“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson