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Lori Simon First Seating

11:45 - 12:45 p.m.
online sales closed $35.00

Lori Simon Second Seating

1 - 2 p.m.
$1.00

Lori Simon Tips

Lori Adams Simon is a native of Joliet, IL and has resided in the Greater Lansing Area since 1983. She is a graduate of Okemos High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. In 2016, Lori earned a Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care.

Lori began her public service career in 1990 working for the Michigan House of Representatives as an intern and Legislative Aide for Nelson W. Saunders, and subsequently became Chief of Staff. From 1998-2014, she worked for the Michigan Department of Community Health as a Program Specialist for the Bureau of Medicaid Financial Management.

Lori is most proud of her work at Sparrow Health System where she serves as the Senior Advisor for Diversity/Inclusion and Civil Rights Coordinator. Lori is responsible for managing all Diversity initiatives with a primary focus on cultural competency training and education in addition to building and maintaining internal and external partnerships in support of caring for a diverse community, while continually promoting and branding Sparrow Health System as the provider and employer of choice in the Region. As an integral member of the Sparrow’s Diversity Team and through extensive community outreach, Sparrow received the 2016 Diversity Star Award from the Lansing Area Economic Partnership.

Lori is a true servant leader who is committed to giving back to her community. She currently serves on the Lansing Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Empowerment Center (ITEC), as Admissions Ambassador for Western Michigan University, and a consultant for the Lansing Community College Management and Leadership Program Advisory Committee. She has served as Vice President of Programs and Community Service Chair for Les Meres ét Debutantes Club of Greater Lansing, and Vice President and Protocol Chair for the Greater Lansing Chapter of Jack & Jill of America, Inc. Lori served as President of the City of Lansing Board of Ethics for the 3rd Ward for two years and currently serves as a member.

In 2016, Lori was recognized by MacDonald Broadcasting, 96.5 FM Radio as a “Lansing Legend.” This recognition is given to distinguished African Americans who have made an impact in the Greater Lansing Community. And in 2019, she was recognized as a Woman of Achievement by the Lansing Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for her demonstrated record of service to the community and exceptional achievement in her profession.

Lori is a proud Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. which is an international public service organization founded in 1913.

Lori’s passion for service has been inspired by her Sorority Sister Mary McLeod Bethune who stated: “It is important not only to be concerned, but to use whatever talent she has to be of some service in the community.”

Lori has celebrated life with her husband Scott Simon for 29 years and they are the proud parents of daughter Sophia Marie.