Lori Prew has served as a strategist in the private, public, and nonprofit arenas. She loves a challenge and enjoys leveraging all areas to obtain maximum results.
Lori served as Executive Director of Move Massachusetts, charged with generating consensus around the region’s major land-use and transportation projects. Lori was previously Acting Executive Director for the New England Society of Association Executives, a nonprofit membership organization serving associations throughout New England. She is a member of the Boston Club and its nonprofit board committee, charged with developing programs and placing women on nonprofit boards. Lori has served on several boards, including School on Wheels of Massachusetts, Greenschools and others.
In the public sector, Lori was the first Legislative Policy Analyst for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, serving 101 cities and towns in the metropolitan Boston region. She established the legislative protocol that exists today. Lori also worked in the offices of Massachusetts State Senator David Magnani and Massachusetts State Representative Paul Casey; while completing the state’s “Citizen’s Legislative Seminar”. This experience provided her with a thorough understanding of the state legislative process, which included drafting legislation and presenting testimony to legislative leadership. Lori is well-versed in the federal legislative process from her experience as a campaign worker for Congressman Joseph Kennedy II, then as a legislative liaison for the Massachusetts Association of Regional Councils (MARPA) to the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC). In this role, Lori developed a federal legislative agenda and traveled to Washington, DC to meet with congressional delegation members and advocate for the state's regional planning initiatives. Lori also co-authored a white paper on “Regionalization” with Dr. Robert Wood, former US Secretary of Education, under President John F. Kennedy.
In the private sector, Lori serves as the Director of Corporate Outreach for Willwork, Inc. Exhibit and Event Services, an $85 million, nationally recognized tradeshow, labor, and exhibit services organization. In this capacity, she initiated company-wide marketing, communications, and outreach strategies, and served as a liaison between corporations, associations, and regional convention centers. Lori is a members of The Boston Club and serves on the Nonprofit Board Committee.
Lori has an executive training certificate from the Institute for Nonprofit Management & Leadership (INML) at Tufts University. She is currently obtaining her Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) certificate through Boston University and the Association of Fundraising Professionals (spring, 2017). Lori served as a 2014 Fellow of the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) at UMass Boston's Center for Collaborative Leadership. Her ELP team presented to the United Nations. She is an alumna of University of Massachusetts Boston (BA, Political Science) and (MSPA, McCormack Graduate School of Policy & Global Studies). In 2011 Lori received an “Unsung Heroine” Award at the State House from the Commission on the Status of Women for her work in the community.
Lori is passionate about family, faith, friends, and philanthropy! She loves Springsteen, Jeep adventures, and her Westie Baxter. She dreams of joining the Peace Corps, traveling the world with her family and writing a book about women and girls' empowerment.