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Lori B. Drzal is the executive assistant and board relations officer in the office of the president at Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis that is committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. In her role, Drzal provides administrative support to the president and CEO, chief of staff, and the board of directors.
Drzal’s career spans over 30 years of support to various leaders and professionals in for-profit and nonprofit settings. Before joining Lumina in 2008, she served as executive assistant to the president and CEO of Steak ‘n Shake. Prior to that, she served in support roles in fields including education, marketing, fundraising, insurance, and health care.
While working at Boulder Community Hospital, Drzal helped create a credentials manual in collaboration with leaders of the medical staff there. She earned praise from the Colorado Medical Licensing Board for developing a successful model for passing JACHO certifications related to credentialing physicians.
While at Steak ‘n Shake, Drzal served as a founding board member of the company’s Associate Emergency Foundation, which is still a valuable resource for employees in need. She also has served on the boards of the Colorado chapter of the National Association of Medical Staff Services (NAMSS) and the Indianapolis chapter of Executive Women International.
Drzal has her national certification as a Certified Medical Staff Coordinator and earned two associate degrees from Hillsborough Community College, both focused on office management. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Regis University.