Lori Scott is NatureServe's Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Systems. She directs the operations of NatureServe’s technology team, with a portfolio that includes software product development, user and IT support for mission critical enterprise information management and delivery systems. Since joining NatureServe in 2000, Lori has led the successful transformation of the organization’s core biodiversity data platform Biotics 5, and directs the expansion of public information delivery platforms including LandScope America and the Biodiversity Indicators Dashboard. In 2016, she and her team were recognized with the IDG CIO 100 Award, and more recently, with the Computerworld Premier 100 Technology Leaders Award in 2017.
Lori’s work experience includes 10 years serving Lockheed Martin Corporation in the field of software integration and information systems development. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Bucknell University in her home state of Pennsylvania. She lives with her husband in Arlington, Virginia, where she volunteers for the county’s stream monitoring program, which samples macroinvertebrate diversity as an indicator of water quality.