Lauren Ann Novellino

Director of Operations

 As a graduate from St. Anthony’s High School and Hofstra University, Lauren started her career dancing professionally in New York City.  While dancing, she began event planning for companies such as American Ballet Theatre, GlaxoSmithKline, Merk, Novartis, Pfizer and BlackRock where she worked directly with their CEO, President and other executive level staff and helped develop their Events Department and manage large scale internal and client conferences and events. 
Residing in Smithtown, New York with her husband and three children, Lauren took a little time off from the corporate world to raise her family, then ran her own event planning company, Affairs of Elegance. She began working for Draper Asset Management in 2023.  

Lauren is also currently is a private chef for small offices and families and sits as an advisor on the boards of New York Dance Theatre and St. Patrick School, is in charge of wardrobe for all NYDT productions, chairs the Parent Teacher Partnership at St. Patrick School, and volunteers with the Mother’s Guild at St. Anthony’s High School.