Launch Lab Staff

Laurie Kamerer

Laurie Kamerer

Executive Director

At the core of every organization is a story; Laurie Kamerer helps tell those stories. A tenured marketing and communications executive, Laurie drives business results through strategic, engaging, and relevant content development. Her expertise in employee engagement and cultural transformation has equipped Laurie to effectively influence opinions, beliefs and behaviors, and thereby affect broad-based change. Laurie brings her tri-athlete sensibility to all she does. Racing triathlon demands the technical skills of three sports. It requires a strategy and a plan. But most importantly, it requires resilience and the agility to pivot in a heartbeat. Laurie graduated from Stanford University with a BA in International Relations and went on to earn her Master of Journalism degree at UC Berkeley. She serves on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Ohio.

Eric Lloyd

Eric Lloyd

Director of Program Development

Eric is the Director of Program Development for the Denison Launch Lab. He comes to Denison University from Otterbein University, where he was the MBA Program Director. Previously, he held positions in change management at Bluewolf, an IBM Company; marketing & member relations for American Municipal Power, a non-profit utility company covering 8 states; business development for Varo Engineers, a Salas O’Brien company; and several years as a strategic business consultant for Nationwide Insurance. Early in his career, Eric worked as an electrical engineer in automation and material handling. Eric received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from Otterbein University. He currently lives in Granville with his wife Amy, their 7-year old son Gabriel and 2-year old son, Abram.

Dilara Casey

Dilara Casey

Director of Marketing & Brand Engagement

Dilara Casey is a marketer with nearly two decades of experience in creating thoughtful marketing initiatives for companies of all shapes and sizes. From startups to large corporations, from non-profits to for-profits and everything in between—she has crafted brands that resonate and campaigns that deliver results. Dilara’s cynical Twitter fodder has been featured in the Huffington Post, Mashable, and Buzzfeed while her thought leadership has been featured in Columbus CEO Magazine, the American Marketing Association, and the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. Her work has also caught the eye of the TODAY Show, USA TODAY, Politico, and Forbes Magazine.

When she’s not keeping up to date on the most recent marketing trends, you can find Dilara mastering the art of hand-lettering, editing her third novel, or playing in the park with her husband and kids.

Ginny Sharkey '83

Ginny Sharkey '83

Director, Student & University Relations

Ginny has been working with students at Denison University since 2007. In her previous role as Director of News with the University Communications division, she collaborated with students, faculty and alumni to tell their stories for the website and magazine. Getting to know students through these interviews has fueled her passion for helping them to launch into lives of personal and professional success and meaning. The extensive networks she has cultivated with faculty, alumni, and parents support her in this work.

Ginny earned a B.A. in geology from Denison University. She serves on the Boards of The Midland Theatre in Newark and St. Luke’s Church in Granville. Ginny is a mother of four college graduates, an omnivorous reader, and a self-taught artist.

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