Meet our new Executive Director: Lori Richards

Lori Richards has more than two decades of nonprofit management experience in Northeast Florida, She was the executive director at PACE Center for Girls Volusia-Flagler Counties since 2013. Previously she had a 20-year career with Girl Scouts of Gateway Council in Jacksonville, the last dozen years as its chief operating officer. She has a bachelor’s degree from Salem College and a master’s degree in non-profit management from the University of Central Florida. Lori and her husband live on a sailboat, which they expect to dock at an Intracoastal marina nearby. In its recommendation to the board, the Transition Committee said, “Lori puts commitment to the organization’s mission and its clients at the center of her priorities. She has a broad understanding of and experience in non-profit work, including strategic planning and implementation, program development and evaluation, budgeting and operations, volunteer management and resource development. From a large field of well-qualified candidates, we felt she was exactly the right person to lead BEAM next.”

Lori Richards has more than two decades of nonprofit management experience in Northeast Florida, She was the executive director at PACE Center for Girls Volusia-Flagler Counties since 2013. Previously she had a 20-year career with Girl Scouts of Gateway Council in Jacksonville, the last dozen years as its chief operating officer. She has a bachelor’s degree from Salem College and a master’s degree in non-profit management from the University of Central Florida.
Lori and her husband live on a sailboat, which they expect to dock at an Intracoastal marina nearby.
In its recommendation to the board, the Transition Committee said, “Lori puts commitment to the organization’s mission and its clients at the center of her priorities.
She has a broad understanding of and experience in non-profit work, including strategic planning and implementation, program development and evaluation, budgeting and operations, volunteer management and resource development. From a large field of well-qualified candidates, we felt she was exactly the right person to lead BEAM next.”