Iowa State University Alumni Association

Lawrence C. Cunningham

Term expires '18

Life Member & Sustaining Life Donor

'02 Liberal Studies
Ames, Iowa

Lawrence’s creative and relationship-oriented thinking has powered a drive to better his community since the beginning of his career. After graduating from Iowa State, Lawrence spent 12 years in creative account management and integrated marketing at Learfield Sports, Stamats Communications, and the Mittera Group. During that time, Lawrence served as the chair of the ISUAA Young Alumni Council (2009-2010), was a 2009 James A. Hopson Alumni Volunteer Awardee, was a Des Moines Business Record 40 Under 40 selection, and was instrumental in launching young professional organizations in various cities across the country. Lawrence returned to Iowa State and the Ames community in 2014 to become the publisher and general manager at the Iowa State Daily Media Group, a student-run, professionally managed media company committed to experiential learning for students in media at Iowa State. Under Lawrence’s leadership, the organization won the Society of Professional Journalists National Newspaper of the Year award in 2016 and launched Model Farm, a creative services company that has positioned Iowa State as a national pace-maker in the student experiential learning space. Lawrence is a proud member of the Ames community, serving on the Ames Chamber of Commerce's board of directors, the Leadership Iowa board of governors and the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, to which he was appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad. Lawrence and his wife, Brandy, have three children: Asher, Brooks, and Emerson. Lawrence is not-so-patiently grooming them to continue his legacy at Iowa State as the mascot Cy.

As a member of the ISUAA Board of Directors, Lawrence has chaired the Marketing and Engagement Committee and been a member of the Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion, the Strategic Plan Task Force, the Strategic Value Proposition Ad-Hoc Group, as well as served as the Board's primary liaison to the Young Alumni Council.

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