Boylston, Mass. –

Lauren Neilan joins the PGA New England Section on Monday, November 29, 2021 as the Marketing and Communications Manager. She joins the New England PGA team with a strong marketing background and experience in developing and implementing creative digital content. Her expertise in these fields will assist the New England Section in engaging audiences across a variety of platforms.

“We are very excited to have Lauren join our team. Her experience and knowledge will help elevate the marketing and communication efforts of the New England PGA, and promote the great work being done by our PGA Professionals,” said Executive Director, Michael Higgins.

Neilan comes to the NEPGA from Assumption University, where she was the Assistant Director of Athletic Communications and Marketing. At Assumption, she was responsible for the promotion of 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs. In this position, Neilan managed the athletics website, including press release writing and website content creation. Neilan was also responsible for generating content for the Greyhound’s social media accounts and running all game day productions.

“I am extremely excited and honored to be joining the New England PGA team,” said Neilan. “I am looking forward to working with this group of dedicated and talented individuals at the NEPGA office and doing my part to promote the enjoyment and involvement in the game of golf and the golf industry”.

Prior to her time at Assumption, Neilan served as the Director of Sports Information at Clark University, where she was responsible for the publicity and promotion of 17 NCAA Division III athletic programs. In this role, she created content for the athletics website and social media channels; produced videos; and managed game-day communications, among other duties.

Neilan previously worked for Anna Maria College as a Sports Information Graduate Assistant and later as the Director of Sports Information. During her two years at Anna Maria, she earned her Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Neilan, a native of Mendon, Massachusetts, earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English: Writing and Mass Communications from Assumption in 2015.  She can be reached at or 508.869.0000.