A Publication of WTVP

40 Leaders Under Forty

Lauren Dalfonso | 35

Senior territory manager, ZOLL, Cardiac
Management Solutions Division

Lauren Dalfonso
Lauren Dalfonso

For the last four years, Lauren Dalfonso has promoted ZOLL’s suite of cardiac management devices to help clinicians manage patients with life-threatening heart arrhythmias, among other life-saving devices. Her immediate supervisor said of her: “Lauren is a top sales producer in the medical device industry. In the last few months, she earned the most sought-after award of the annual sales incentive award trip reserved for only (the) top 5% producing sales representatives in her company.” 

Prior to ZOLL, Lauren was employed in sales at Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Stryker Orthopaedics, and the Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria. 

Lauren’s nomination letter noted that “her fearlessness, intelligence and passion equip her to be successful in any environment.” That extends to her charitable work, which includes fundraising for and participating in the annual St. Jude Children’s Hospital Memphis-to-Peoria Run. Meanwhile, she has taken on leadership positions in her church, Northwoods Community, where she helped establish its Bible Study program. 

‘her fearlessness, intelligence and passion equip her to be successful in any environment.’

— Lauren Dalfonso, nominator

Meanwhile, she has lent her time and talents to Peoria Rescue Ministries, as well as the Adult & Teen Challenge of the Greater Midwest addiction and recovery center.

Lauren is the mother of three. 

Childhood ambitions: “Teacher/coach.”

Advice to 20-year-old self: “Your major doesn’t matter.”

Hobbies: “Softball, sand volleyball, basketball, golf, working out … ministering to young women.”

An unknown fact about you: “I played in the Professional Softball League for 7 years.” 

Bucket list priority: “Missions trip to Israel.”

Best advice ever: “Pray more, worry less.”

Recommended book: “Ruthless Elimination of Hurry.”

What describes a leader: “Spiritual and emotional maturity.” 

Most inspirational local figure: “My mentor, Ginger Negley.”