WALTHAM – Lori Espino of Natick has been named Chapter President by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter. Espino first joined the Society in 2002 as Director of Information Technology, bringing over 15 years of strategic management experience. In 2004, she became the Vice President of Resource Development, and in 2006 was promoted to Executive Vice President of Resource Development. She was appointed Chapter President by the chapter’s Board of Trustees, effective January 1, 2014. Since joining the chapter, Lori has successfully managed significant growth in revenue, exceeding $12.6 million in fiscal year 2013. That fundraising enables the chapter to provide high level programs and services to nearly 19,000 individuals and families affected by MS in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont, while contributing significantly to the Society’s MS research effort to stop disease progression, restore lost function, and end MS forever.
“As Chapter President, I fully accept my role as a “servant leader,” said Espino. “To not only set the vision and the goals, but to ensure that our team has the resources it needs to function at their highest level.”
Prior to joining the Society, Lori was the Director of Information Services for ServiSense.com where she implemented a comprehensive customer information system designed to support all aspects of customer care. Lori also served as Director of Information Technology for EnergyUSA, a subsidiary of Fortune 500 company NISource, Inc. (NYSE: NI), where she spearheaded the development and implementation of a comprehensive customer information system, developed an e-Commerce strategy and platform, and managed the interface between the user applications and financial systems across the entire unregulated enterprise. Lori also spent several years as Management Information Services Director for Sight Resource Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of optical services with over 90 stores nationwide.
Lori received her Masters of Science in Mathematics from Northeastern University and her Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Emmanuel College. In 2012, Lori received her certification as a Certified Fundraising Professional from Boston University.