Lori is the Vice President of Engineering and Construction with Pacers Sports and Entertainment (PS&E). In this role, Lori leads the team that oversees the construction, maintenance and renovations of the Pacers campus that includes Gainbridge Fieldhouse, the St Vincent Practice Facility and the PSE building. Lori has been with PS&E for 5.5 years.
Prior to her current role, Lori was a two-time director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, appointed by Mayor Ballard in 2012 and Mayor Hogsett in 2016. During that time she was responsible for a team of 650 employees and an annual budget of $140 million.
Lori also previously served as the Executive Director of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the regional transportation planning entity for central Indiana.
Lori is very active in the Indianapolis community and is currently the board chair for the Parks Alliance of Indianapolis. She has also served as a board member for the City Market and the Indianapolis Cultural Trail as well as serving on the Programming Committee for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB), the Public Art Advisory Committee for the Indianapolis Arts Council, the Host Committee for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 and the 500 Forward Committee for the 101st running of the Indy 500. She was also a member of the Super Bowl Host Committee where she co-chaired the Transportation and Parking Committee for the 2012 Super Bowl. Lori will be co-chair of the Transportation Parking Committee for the 2024 NBA All-Star game that will be held at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.
Lori is a native Hoosier, having grown up in Peru / Miami County where she was a 12-year performer in the Peru Amateur Circus. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington and worked in southern California and Madison, Wisconsin before settling in Indianapolis.