Lori McDowell is currently Director of Business Development for Matheson, with responsibility for growing the refining, chemicals, and energy sectors. Prior to joining Matheson, Lori worked at Praxair and W.R. Grace. She received a BS in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Pennsylvania, an MS in environmental engineering from CalTech, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the Univ. of Delaware.
Lori has been active in AIChE since 1992. She has held leadership roles in the Fuels and Petrochemicals Div. including Chair, Programming Chair, Communications Chair, and she is currently Treasurer. Lori was a member of AIChE’s Chemical Engineering Technology Operating Council (CTOC) and the Executive Board of the Program Comm. She was Co-Meeting Program Chair (MPC) of two AIChE Spring Meetings, and served as MPC of the 2017 Spring Meeting. She is also Vice Chair of the Admissions Comm. Outside AIChE, Lori has served on the Board of the National Business Development Association, and was President and Board Member of the Women’s Energy Network.