PBK, an international architecture and engineering firm, recently named Lauren Brown as corporate communications director. In her new role, Brown will be responsible for implementing publicity programs and campaigns and communications initiatives for PBK. Additionally, she is accountable for cultivating professional media relationships and developing communication strategies to increase organization awareness. Brown brings more than 15 years of journalism and communications experience to PBK. Previously, she developed and executed communications for Facilities Management at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has worked in public relations, marketing communications and community relations. She graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism.