The Professional Me
In January 2014, Lauren Jirousek joined the Planned Financial Services team as Administrative Manager, where she focuses on day-to-day operations, ensuring the support systems are in place to provide the best possible service to our clients.
Lauren joined us following a successful 23-year career in the energy industry where she gained valuable experience in the areas of human resources, operations, organizational development and information technology. She also managed the utility scenario for a major railroad and has supported new systems technology at one of the world’s leading healthcare providers.
Lauren obtained her MBA, as well as dual Bachelor's degrees in Business Administration and Industrial Relations from Cleveland State University. She is a Notary Public for the state of Ohio.
The Personal Me
Lauren is a native of Brecksville, Ohio where she lives with her husband, Mike. She and Mike were extremely active in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights schools before their two children graduated, establishing the town’s first lacrosse program, which grew to become the largest sports program in the school system. In dealing with life’s challenges, Lauren draws inspiration from people who have overcome bigger hurdles than she has faced. “I realized that every day is a new opportunity for things to get better. You make your own luck, you create your own attitude!” Taking her own advice to heart, she begins every day feeling blessed to be able to walk her dog and focus on what nature and God created.
Little known fact: The Unsinkable Molly Brown has nothing on the Unstoppable Lauren Jirousek. She’s backpacked through Europe twice, slept on a beach in Anzio, Italy and on the deck of a ship headed to Greece, enjoyed skydiving twice, and was recently sighted scuba diving in Bonaire off the coast of Venezuela.