2020 Woman of the Year
The PNAA WIA Woman of the Year Award recognizes a woman who has demonstrated exceptional leadership and success over several years. The nominee will have a track record of long-term achievements, professional growth, and community involvement and has distinguished herself in her organization, her profession, and her community. This woman is known for her positive influence and competent abilities. The Nominee epitomizes the values for which PNAA stands and represents the best of who we are as women and as leaders.
Lori's track record of community involvement is extensive and started in her freshman year of highshcool. She volunteered on the student council, and the same year, the religious affiliation she was a member of had no youth group program. At the age of 16 she decided to build such a program from the ground up. Her passion in community programs was founded then, and has continued her entire life. Lori co-founded WoWSA, Puget Sound's first aerospace networking group of women (2015), she was awrded vounteer of the year by Mount Baker Chapter PMI (2012, ans was Leader of the Year by WSU King County Extension 4-H (2005).
At the core of her community and professional involvement is her unparallelled work ethic. At the age of 17, Lori got her first job as a Customer Service Rep. Her first assignment; organize 14 file cabinets worth of customer return paperwork, ensure each file was organized in specific order, and bound with one single staple. Lori worked her fingers raw; exceeded her boss' expectations and timeline. That first job set a model for the work ethic and attention to detail she brought to each position in her career thereafter.
Her career led her to her current position as a Senior Program Manager, managing strategic customers and programs at the $26 million level. In the positions Lori's held (Project Management, Customer Service, and Marketing) her overall goal has always been; ensure the customer is satisfied. While preserving the inegrity of the organization she works for.
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