Lauren Pescatore

Vice President

At The Hatcher Group, Lauren directs Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families and works with a variety of other economic policy and education clients, including Prosperity Now and The Wallace Foundation.

As director of Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families, Lauren develops strategic communications plans to improve tax credits at both the state and federal levels, tracks legislation, conducts interviews with key policymakers and thought leaders, provides support for advocacy groups and regularly blogs on key policy developments. She speaks often about tax credits on Capitol Hill and at various partner events. Lauren also works closely with The Wallace Foundation and its communications partner organizations to disseminate research on the importance of school leadership for improving teaching and learning. She brings broad experience in event planning, media outreach and advocacy.

Prior to joining The Hatcher Group in 2012, Lauren worked in the communications office at the Maryland Department of the Environment, where she helped generate press for key environmental issues affecting the state. She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she wrote her senior thesis on providing accessible “survival English” courses for low-income immigrants in the D.C. metro region.


  • Building pathways to financial stability for lower-income workers and their families
  • Practicing vegetarianism to reduce my carbon footprint and uphold a more sustainable lifestyle
  • Challenging prejudices inherent in societal norms
  • Advocating for equality for the LBGT community

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