Board Members

Andrea Lauer Rice

Andrea Lauer Rice, Founder and CEO of Lauer Learning, joined the EC2055 Board in 2011. She will focus on marketing and communications and working with the community’s resources to find ways to promote and preserve the wonderful culture and history of Early County.

Her company, Lauer Learning, founded in 2004, creates multimedia tools to teach children about culture, language and history. She created a strategy called “Pass it on...” to find ways to pass on love of a heritage, region, community to the next generation. Lauer Learning initially focued on the Hungarian culture, developing story of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, which included Lauer Rice's own family’s history. She launched, an oral history website, to collect personal testimonials of 1956ers. Lauer Rice was: co-editor of 56 Stories: Personal Recollections of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, A Hungarian American Perspective, Executive Producer of FF56!, an educational computer game about 1956 and most recently, Executive Producer and Co-author of Hungarian Freedom Fighters of '56, a historic graphic novel about the Revolution.

Currently Lauer Rice is focusing on the South, finding ways to educate newcomers to the South about the rich culture and history of the region. She is currently working on a book entitled “Grits, Faith and Front Porch Swings” and

She earned her MBA at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and worked for five years at IBM in New York. Prior to that, Lauer Rice lived in Budapest, Hungary, and worked in the surrounding region of Central and Eastern Europe. As a journalist, teacher and director of the New York Times Center for Independent Journalism, Lauer Rice saw firsthand the impact and benefits of marrying new technology with traditional approaches to journalism, business and life in general.

She lives in Roswell, GA with her husband Barton and their two sons, Nicholas and John Patrick.