The Foundation would like to welcome Lori Sutton as our newest Foundation Board Member.
Lori is the Director of Corporate Human Resources and the Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Berry Global Corporation. She is responsible for leading the human resources initiatives for corporate employees throughout North America as well as oversite for Berry’s global diversity and inclusion efforts. Prior to assuming her current role, she served as the Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Human Equity for Vectren Corporation in which she was responsible for the implementation of initiatives pertaining to diversity, inclusion, human equity, recruiting and other human resources functions.
Overall, Lori has 16 years of accounting experience and 9 1/2 years of diversity, inclusion, human equity and human resources experience.
Lori received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana. She also received her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan. She holds several certifications including: Certified Diversity Executive, Certified Diversity Professional, Certified Diversity Recruiter and Certified Internet Recruiter.
She currently serves as the President of the Evansville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., participates on the USI Career Services Advisory Board and the University of Evansville Center for Innovation & Change Advisory Board. She also serves on the Board for the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union. Over the years, Lori has participated on several boards throughout the community. Lori has also received various awards for her work in diversity & inclusion: 2019 Willie Effie Thomas Diversity Leadership Award from Leadership Everyone; 2018 best practice case study by Profiles in Diversity Journal; 2018 Top Executives in the nation by Black Enterprise Magazine; 2017 International Diversity Leader Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal; 2017 finalist for the Southwest Indiana Chamber’s Athena Award and 2012 USI Phenomenal Women Award.
Lori resides in Evansville, IN with her husband, James. They have two children, JaDrien and Aaliyah.