Lori Walker is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for The Executive Leadership Council. She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the organization and implementing best demonstrated practices in management systems that will ensure strong organizational performance to meet and exceed The ELC’s ambitious goals. Lori manages three programmatic departments: Corporate Partnerships, Member Services & Events and The Institute for Leadership Development & Research. She also supports the President & CEO in addressing a range of strategic opportunities including enhancing organizational effectiveness and overall strategic planning.
Lori is an executive-level general manager and operational excellence leader. She is a natural problem solver with more than twenty years of experience in finance, accounting, information technology and business/customer integrations who has led multi-disciplinary teams to build solutions that integrate diverse perspectives. She has been routinely tapped to stabilize and manage large-scale transformations, guide complex restructurings, and lead teams through change.
Before joining The ELC, Lori served as the Chief Operating Officer/VP, Operations for Cigna’s CuraScript Specialty Distribution business. She was responsible for the day-to-day operations including the supply chain, procurements, and regulatory and compliance functions.
Prior to Cigna, she spent 18 years in progressive leadership roles for Cardinal Health, where she served as the first Chief of Staff to the CEO of the Medical segment.
Lori holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and a master’s degree from Benedictine College.