Lori joined the NCRPC in 2004. In her first four years of employment, she served as a community development specialist and was a certified administrator for the Kansas Department of Commerce Community Development Block Grant Program. Since 2008, Lori has been the organization’s communications specialist. Lori graduated from K-State with degrees in agricultural communications/journalism and agricultural economics. She was a member of the Leadership Mitchell County Class VII. Prior to joining the NCRPC, she worked as a research associate in the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural Economics and had prior work experience at Fleishman-Hillard Communications and John Deere.