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Lori A. Souza
Board Chair

Until recently, Lori was fulfilling a 40-year career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), which included 14 years in the field of Information Systems Management, and 25 years in Operations Management within several LLNL disciplines and program directorates. A computer systems analyst by training, with extensive experience in Operations, she was most recently the Associate Deputy Director, at LLNL.  During her career, she served in numerous project leadership roles on behalf of the LLNL Director.

Throughout her career, Lori has been a strong advocate for education and career advancement.  She has been the architect for several Leadership Development Programs within LLNL organizations.  She was instrumental in the establishment of diversity and recruitment programs and led the Laboratory’s award-winning Post-Doctoral Program.

Lori serves in numerous community leadership roles.  She has been a Rotarian in Livermore since 1998 and has served on the Board of Directors for the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore. She now serves as the Immediate Past Chair for the Las Positas College Foundation Board, and as Chair of the Tri-Valley Conservancy Board of Directors.  Lori joined the Livermore Shakespeare Organization’s Capital Campaign Committee to secure funding to build a regional Black Box Theater.  In 2021 she was appointed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors to serve on the East County Zoning Adjustments Board.