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Lauren DeSanto

Lauren DeSanto is the chief operating officer for equity research, where she oversees the stock department's coverage list and manages compliance with Morningstar's client contracts. Before her current postion as COO, DeSanto was a stock analyst covering the consumer-product and beauty care industries. Prior to joining Morningstar in 2004, DeSanto worked as a marketing manager in the publishing and multi-media industries. DeSanto received her MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. DeSanto holds a bachelor's degree in English and psychology from Indiana University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.