Lori has been a compassionate human resources executive whose primary motivation comes from maximizing potential in people and organizations. Lori has served as the chief human resources officer for the nation’s largest four-year higher education institution – California State University, and in similar roles within Minnesota. Lori has worked with boards, executives, and leaders at all levels to help achieve individual and organizational success. She is also a recovering litigation attorney who left the practice of law to focus on helping organizations attempt to avoid mistakes around managing people. While she no longer actively practices law, her legal and analytical skills often come in very handy.
Lori is known for strategically positioning people within organizations. She has had extensive experience hiring, onboarding, and coaching chief executives and members of leadership teams. Lori understands the needs of complex organizations and helps individuals find places where they can both succeed and enhance their careers. Lori is empathic, honest, creative and values driven. Experience has allowed her to see many types of transitions and to know that with each comes its own set of rewards.
In her encore career, Lori is focusing on helping Navigate Forward clients move forward to find their path. She also provides executive human resources consulting, and enjoys giving back to the community. Lori’s community service efforts focus on helping underserved communities through providing meaningful educational opportunities that transform lives. In her spare time, Lori works hard around their four-acre yard and garden, works on trying to improve her golf game, bicycles, reads for escapism, and helps to make sure their aging dog, Cali, has the best life possible.
Lori is energized by empowering others and looks forward to helping leaders find the next opportunity where they can thrive – professionally and personally.