Lori Anderson is President & CEO for the International Sign Association (ISA), which serves the international on-premise signage and visual communications industry. ISA’s programs include educational conferences, government relations, technology research and the International Sign Exposition, which attracts some 20,000 signage and graphics professionals annually.
Prior to joining ISA in 2004, Lori was Strategic Planning and Industry Relations Officer for the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI) in Washington, DC, where she was responsible for a number of programs, including government and public affairs, industry statistics, international trade policy and strategic planning. She was with SPI for 14 years. Before joining SPI, Lori was a legislative aide for former Congressman and Senator Byron Dorgan. Prior to working on Capital Hill, Lori was a public school educator in North Dakota and Maryland.
Anderson has a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Maryland and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, School of Public Affairs. She volunteers on a number of community organizations and boards, including the American Sign Museum, the European Sign Association and is the immediate past chairman of the National Association of Manufacturers Council of Manufacturing Associations Board of Directors. She obtained the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation through the American Society of Association Executives in January 2003.