Office Managing Partner
Grant Thornton LLP
As the Managing Partner of the Denver office, Lori is responsible for executing firm strategy at the local level and leading a team of Denver professionals to provide audit, tax and advisory services throughout the Colorado market. A key aspect of her job is to create a local culture that supports and encourages alignment with firm values of Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. She is also a Partner in the Tax Services Practice and serves as the Tax Practice Leader for the Desert Mountain West Territory. Elected by her fellow partners, she is one of eleven members of the firm’s National Partnership Board, providing firm governance and chairing both the Finance and Minutes Committees. Prior to coming to Denver, she served as the Managing Partner of the Wichita office.
Lori has over 27 years of experience in public accounting. In addition to tax compliance, her experience includes developing tax planning strategies for corporate, partnership and individual clients. Lori serves as relationship partner for a large global company, and has extensive experience finding and coordinating appropriate audit, tax and advisory resources (domestic and international) to global clients as needed.
Although relatively new to Denver, Lori is very active in the Denver community. She currently serves on the boards of Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Inc, Downtown Denver, Inc. and the Metro Denver EDC. She is also an active member of the Corporate Committee for the Colorado Symphony. While in Wichita, she was past President for Wichita Music Theatre and Junior Achievement of Greater Wichita and was also on the Executive Committee as Treasurer for the Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce. For the last twelve years, she has served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Oklahoma MBA School and was past President of the College of Business Alumni Association.
Lori was a 2012 honoree for the Wichita Business Journal’s Women in Business awards. She was recognized by Working Mother Magazine as a 2010 Working Mother of the Year and also received the 2010 “Women to Watch - Experienced Leader Award” from the KSCPA.
Lori holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. She is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of CPA’s and the Colorado State Society.
Lori is married to Joe and has one daughter, Alex. She is very active and enjoys tennis, golf and running.