Lauren D. Armstrong: Steering Transportation in Massachusetts
Deputy General Counsel for Real Estate, MBTA and MassDOT
In 2015 Armstrong left her private practice after 23 years to become Deputy General Counsel for Real Estate, MBTA and MassDOT, handling all real estate issues across rail, subway, highway and aviation.
Armstrong was brought on in an effort to instill best practices, create efficiencies and develop a sustainable business model. She is coalescing a responsive legal group and helping to right the ship after the significant infrastructure damage inflicted by the historic storms of 2015.
Armstrong participates in a formal mentoring program serving younger women and spends time on panels in various universities, helping students explore the career option in commercial real estate. She also helps create and update resume binders for positions for women in government in Massachusetts.
She is committed to breaking down silos within the organizations and make the real estate function strategic rather than reactive. She is collaborating with other states in an effort to amend federal legislation governing the use of federal highways to aid in improving services for the traveling public.
I felt I was at a point in my career where I should be engaged in public service.
Architecture, Cornell University; JD, Syracuse University College of Law; MBA, Finance/Organizational Management, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
CREWBoston, Women’s Transportation Seminar