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Lori M. Blank

Director of Grants and Operations

Lori M. Blank is Director of Grants and Operations at the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Lori worked in online media, providing support to GreenShortz and Southeast Green, two web-based 'green' media channels. She also honed her materials management skills while completing a Summer Internship with the Georgia Recycling Coalition. Volunteer project work with The Sierra Club, EarthShare of Georgia, The Nature Conservancy, and the Zero Waste Business Council also provided an outlet for her environmental commitment.

Before deciding to change careers and explore her passion for the environment, Lori was actively involved with several non-profit organizations, both in managerial and volunteer capacities. She served two terms as Vice President, and was a founding member of the Alumni Advisory Board at Oakhurst Cooperative Preschool, a nature-based learning environment for young children. Blank was also active in her daughter’s middle-school and high-school PTOs, most recently serving as Chair of the Midtown High Science Support Team (SST) and as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Midtown High Drama Boosters Board.

Prior to her time as a stay-at-home mother, Blank was a successful marketing services executive, providing research, branding, and CRM expertise to Fortune 50 packaged goods clients, including The Coca-Cola Company, Nestlé, FritoLay, PepsiCo, and Nabisco. Seeking to launch her "second" career, she completed the Certificate in Sustainability Leadership through Emory University's ECE program. Lori earned an MBA from Georgia Tech and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. A movie fan and avid nature lover, she resides in intown Atlanta with her husband, daughter, and two large, fluffy dogs.