Lori T. McDowell | AIChE

Lori T. McDowell


Lori McDowell is currently CEO of LMcDowell Inc. and Strategic-Partner with Schooley Mitchell. Lori helps businesses reduce expenses and optimize their operations. She is also pursuing her passions of working with non-profits, public speaking, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Before stepping out as an entrepreneur, Lori worked for Matheson, Praxair, and WR Grace in roles encompassing business development, technical sales, and R&D. She serves on the Board of The Hall Group. Lori 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. She has been active in AIChE since 1992, serving as a Board Director, Chair of the Fellows Council, and in the Fuels and Petrochemicals Div. Lori was twice the AIChE Spring Meeting Program Chair, organized The Leadership Development Topical Conference, and has presented at numerous meetings. She is a former President of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), is on the American Fuels and Petrochemical Manufacturer’s Women in Industry Steering Committee, and served on the Board of the National Business Development Association.