Lauren Walters

Lauren Walters is co-founder and CEO of Two Degrees Food, which sells nutrition bars with a social mission. He also chairs the board The Concord Consortium, which is devoted to technology that improves education, and is a private venture and real estate investor in early stage new media, technology, and biotechnology companies. Walters, who lives in Sausalito, Calif., has been in private law practice, worked with Arthur D. Little Inc., and served as a professional staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget. He holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics and Georgetown University Law School. He is a member of the Banyan Project Inc. Board of Directors.

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The Banyan Project is a nonprofit organization founded from the thinking of 30 senior journalists, academics, Web developers, sociologists and researchers, business and financial strategists, and advocates for strengthening democracy brought together by Tom Stites. Members of this Board of Advisors are listed below; click on names to see bios.

Stites shaped Banyan's model as a fellow of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. He is now helping a committee of community leaders who are organizing Haverhill Matters, the nation's first community Web news co-op in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

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