As a Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Avanti Senior Living, Alford is known as one of the industry’s leading and most respected innovators of development, design and programming. Her future-forward vision and passion for the industry are paired with a history of implementing change at organizations of varying sizes and capacities.
For 20 years, she has been passionate about providing older adults with sophisticated living, state-of-the-art architectural and interior design, and wellness that surpasses the highest benchmark. Throughout her career, Alford has embraced the “disruptive theory” and has explored ways to challenge the status quo to improve the life of seniors and workplace environment.
Lori is actively involved in numerous industry advisory roles and boards including National Investment Committee, American Senior Housing Association, Urban Land Institute, Aging 2.0, Senior Living Innovation Forum and Environments for Aging Design. She is passionate for inspiring and mentoring women to achieve the best they can be professionally and personally.