Director of Finance and Operations
Lori Palmer joined the WSG staff in 2018 as the Director of Finance and Operations, following a well-established career in corporate accounting, financial analytics, and management. After spending her early years at Big Four accounting firms, Lori explored her interest in supporting educational institutions and non-profits at more specialized firms, where she advised clients on their core accounting needs, audits, employee benefits analysis, and compliance processes. Lori believes in the power of education and the importance of equitable opportunities for girls to learn.
Lori holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Florida A&M University and a Master of Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia and Georgia, a member of the American Institute of CPAs, and has maintained involvement in local professional CPA associations throughout her career. She is committed to an active outdoor lifestyle and is an Ironman finisher. She also volunteers with Ward 8 Woods and the Metro Washington Association of Blind Athletes, and is an active member of the Penn Branch Community Association.