Lori moved to Northwest Arkansas in the Fall of 2007 from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She lives in Fayetteville and loves the live music , arts, and theatre scene Fayetteville has to offer. When not busy with JLNWA objectives, Lori hikes, bikes, and runs all of the NWA trails with her partner, Wayne. Lori and Wayne like to check out the local food trucks and dining then check out the latest play or band. Lori is also a die hard sports fan and can be found watching most anything where score is being kept.
Lori grew up in Nebraska (Go Huskers!) but has lived in 8 states and 30 cities thanks to a five year stint in the US Army as a Paratrooper and following her corporate career post military. She graduated with her Bachelor’s from Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina (yes, another Fayetteville) as well as her MBA from Wake Forest University (Go Demon Deacons!). Lori is a Director of Sales at 5G Consulting helping suppliers get on the shelf and navigate the complex landscape of Walmart, Sam’s Club, and other retailers.
Lori transferred into the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas in 2007 from Winston-Salem. She has spent time chairing and vice chairing Fund Development as well as Advisory and Planning and several other committees. Lori served on the Board in 2015 – 2016 as the Fund Development VP. Lori was a Sustainer after the term on the Board but recently, rejoined the Board as the Sustainer Liaison.
As a veteran, Lori passionate about causes specific to veterans and has volunteered at the Fayetteville National Cemetery. Another one Lori’s favorite Junior League outreach programs is the Little Black Dress Campaign. She has her elevator speech at the ready for everyone she meets! Lori also aims to run one charity race of at least 5K distance every month – she hopes to see you at Purple for Purpose in October!
The Junior League of Northwest Arkansas has been critical to Lori’s quality of life and friendships. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion as well as driving our domestic violence awareness message to as many people as possible.