Lauren Wendle, VP & Group Publisher, The Photo Group
Lauren Wendle is the Vice President and Group Publisher of The Photo Group, the photography industry’s largest collection of magazines, websites, and trade shows in North America. Leveraging over 25 years of experience, Lauren spearheads the coordination, sales, and promotional strategies for several magazines including Photo District News and Rangefinder magazine. Capitalizing on the growth of interest in mobile photography, The Photo Group has developed a sister site – Shutterlove.com — to enhance the education and embrace the interests of photo enthusiasts, under Lauren’s guidance. In addition, Lauren also oversees all aspects of PhotoPlus Expo, the largest annual photography show in North America, and the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Conference, both of which are under the Emerald Expositions’ company umbrella. Prior to joining Photo District News, Lauren was Director at Advertising Photographers of America (APA), the national association for professional and advertising photographers, and Director of Photography at the Image Bank, the largest and most respected photo archives library of its time. Lauren Wendle is a native of Tarrytown, New York and has two daughters.