Lara Coffee is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Marketing, and Communications at CSCI and is also an executive member of CSCI’s Board of Directors. Ms. Coffee leverages her expertise in human capital management, strategic communication, and leadership to ensure CSCI’s position as a premium technology service provider with a loyal high-quality staff and outstanding technical capabilities.
During her time at CSCI, Ms. Coffee was also the Founder, Executive Director, and member of the Board of Directors for The SemperComm Foundation where she directed a team and raised over $1 million through a partnership with companies such as American Airlines, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, CA, Microsoft, and Northrup Grumman. Under her direction, SemperComm was recognized in 2007 by the Stevie Awards as one of the “Best New Companies.”
Before joining CSCI, Ms. Coffee worked for marketing and public relations agency TMP Worldwide. Her clients included SUPERCOMM, the largest annual telecommunications tradeshow, several technology companies, and the National Zoo’s successful campaign for the adoption of the giant panda Mei Xiang.
Ms. Coffee holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, a Master of Arts in Public Communications from American University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Campbell University where she was a four-year starter on the soccer team and an All-American Honorable Mention.
In addition to her current position on CSCI’s Board of Directors, Ms. Coffee previously served on the Board of Directors for Stars For Stripes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing celebrity entertainment to U.S. military personnel at home and abroad, and as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Coffee has been recognized by Women in Technology as a 2020 Leadership Award Finalist, by Northern Virginia Technology Council as a 2019 Tech 100 Executive, by Washington Business Journal in their 2015 Forty Under Forty list, by the Stevie Awards as one of the “Best Executives” in 2007, and as a Volunteer Fairfax Benchmark Honoree.