Lori oversees Clayco’s enterprise activity for development, design, and construction related activities in the greater Chicago area and surrounding region. From leading the NATO 2012 Summit to CEO of a global investment and advisory firm, Lori brings unmatched experience in the public and private sectors.
Prior to joining Clayco, Lori was CEO for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, owner of McCormick Place, North America’s largest convention center, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, Marriott Marquis Chicago, and Wintrust Arena.
In the private sector, Lori served as CEO of Tur Partners, LLC., Principal in Charge of the Development Group for the John Buck Company, and principal at Perkins +Will. In 2012, Lori was the ‘executive on loan’ for the NATO Summit in Chicago.
One of Lori’s strengths is bringing together private and public leaders. For example, Lori was President of Chicago 2016, responsible for leading Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympic Games. Lori held several senior leadership positions for the City of Chicago under the administration of Mayor Richard M. Daley, including Chief of Staff and Commissioner of the City’s Department of Planning and Development.