Meet Lauren

Lauren Bresnahan with Janet Yellen


Ph.D. macroeconomist focused on our community. Former Deputy Chief Economist of KPMG, Macroeconomist at CBO, and adjunct Professor.

Lauren holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as a Masters of Science in Applied Economics and dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Philosophy and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Civil Servant

Served Congress at the Congressional Budget Office as the inflation forecaster as well as in National Security.


Professor of the Year award winner for graduate-level macroeconomics at the University of Maryland.

Family Focused

We moved home to Minnesota to raise our children in a community that cares about top notch education for all, safety, and the environment.

Lauren Bresnahan with horse at Carver County Fair


Born by the Mississippi headwaters and raised in Waconia, Lauren is a proud Carver County 4H kid now working at Cargill. Lauren attended our great Minnesota public schools from K through 12.