Board of Directors
Lauren Larson Smith
President & CEO
Lauren has been involved in Power Suit Project since 2017. She has grown exponentially both personally and professionally in large part due to the connections she has made within the group. In addition to her role as President of Power Suit Project, Lauren is also the CEO and Founder of Admin Umbrella LLC, an administrative management services company that serves small law firms in the areas of Human Resources, Client Billing, Bookkeeping, Benefits Administration, Payroll Administration, and other administrative management tasks. Lauren is a graduate of Kennesaw State University where she studied classical voice and received her degree in Music Education. While in college, Lauren was the president of the Odyssey Peer Mentoring Student organization, which focused on peer-to-peer mentoring within degree programs as well as community service efforts. After teaching high school chorus for a short period, Lauren began working in the legal field while performing with various professional choirs in the Atlanta area. After serving in various capacities within both small and large law firms, Lauren found her niche in administrative management and obtained her CLM (Certified Legal Manager) designation in 2019. She especially enjoys facilitating interpersonal connections to help people and businesses meet their full potential.
Lauren is actively involved in supporting the Dekalb Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence. She also regularly speaks to groups of both women and at-risk youth on the topics of career development and changing patterns in order to gain confidence and pursue personal and professional goals.
Lauren enjoys music, traveling, entertaining, drawing, and spending quality time with her family, friends, and young daughter. Lauren loves a challenge, and has enjoyed the growth that the other members of Power Suit Project have encouraged and facilitated over the years. When the opportunity arose to assume the role of President, Lauren jumped at the chance. She is looking forward to working with the Board to facilitate the same connections and growth opportunities for other women in the Atlanta area as she has been able to gain through the organization.
Anniliese Tahal Coleman
Vice President & COO
Anniliese Coleman serves as Power Suit Project's Chief Operating Officer. Anniliese attended Nova Southeastern University and Strayer University majoring in Human Resources with a minor in Business Management. She has worked in the legal profession for 20 years and is the Director of Deposition Services with Blue Bear Court Reporting. She has always had a love for the law. Anniliese is passionate about community service and the growth and success of others. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, boxing, working out, reading, watching movies, traveling, and volunteering. Anniliese is a proud and loving mother of two beautiful and ambitious daughters. Her older daughter is a graduate of Georgia State University with her BA in Political Science. Anniliese's younger daughter is a Junior in High School who enjoys Journalism and aspires to become a writer. Both young ladies are kind with goals to always help change the world. Anniliese is excited to join the ladies of Power Suit Project and looks forward to uplifting and supporting each other while learning and progressing together.
“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” – Serena Williams
Sarah Beckom Stevens
Vice President & CFO
After attending her first Power Suit Project gathering, Sarah Beckom Stevens was hooked. She was drawn in by the caliber of character of the members as well as the organization's mission of bringing together likeminded women to help each other grow through sharing collective experiences. Sarah admires all of the women she has met through Power Suit Project thus far, finding them each to be extremely driven, uplifting, and supportive of one another. When presented with the chance to join the leadership team for he 2022-2024 term, Sarah jumped at the chance. While serving in her capacity as CFO, Sarah hopes to continue to assist other women in defining and creating their visions for success, battling imposter syndrome, and pushing past the fear of pursuing one's dreams.
In her day-to-day life, Sarah is an enthusiastic and dedicated professional devoted to her family and coaching others toward their fullest potential. She is a Partner with Atlanta Property Group where she also serves as a Senior Property Manager for a team managing 1.1 million square feet of commercial office space in the Atlanta area. Sarah brings over 15 years of real estate, financial, and complex project management experience to the table. Sarah grew up in Hartwell, Georgia and attended the University of West Georgia, where she studied Political Science and Criminology. She has lived in the Atlanta area for ten years and now resides in Marietta with her daughter, husband, and plenty of furry friends. Her hobbies include gardening and plant shopping, and her back yard is her happy place.
Vice President of Programs and Marketing
Since the very first happy hour she attended, Trizna has been amazed at the absolute powerhouses found amidst the women of the Power Suit Project. She described a room full of professional women who were growth-minded, kind, and so eager to help each other out… in heels even! It was an event that impacted Trizna’s career forever. She recalls the experience as one that imbued her with energy that bled through her professional and personal life, even weeks later. It was then when she became a member. Almost five years later, Trizna was honored when approached for a position on the board, particularly with the magnate ladies of this term. As VP of Marketing, Trizna hopes to be able to stretch the impact of Power Suit Project to reach even more women!
Trizna has a scholastic background in Sociology and Marketing and uses the two to inform the unique perspective she brings in her various roles. She is passionate about helping her community with a focus on the enlightenment of the perspectives of immigrant children in the USA, multicultural women in the workplace, and anyone who struggles to express themselves authentically amidst ambiguity. Professionally, Trizna is Director of Marketing for Law Firm GC, a business law firm for lawyers where she has the exciting task of helping to grow a highly specialized practice. She loves to break down the facets of communication to increase understanding and is a big proponent of exposing the nuance and gray areas of language.
Trizna is a committed perambulator, enjoys most kinds of non-fiction books, is a closeted professional home chef, portrait painter, and writer. She lives in the Atlanta area with her lovely husband and three orchids.