Lori Adams

Veterans Policy Director/NLx Senior Advisor, NASWA

Lori Adams is NASWA’s Veterans Policy Director and National Labor Exchange (NLx) Senior Advisor. Her duties include coordinating activities of the NASWA Veterans Affairs Committee, working with state veteran representatives as well as US Department of Labor Veterans Employment & Training Service (USDOL VETS), planning the agency’s annual Veterans’ conference, promoting awareness of the National Labor Exchange, and managing NASWA’s partnerships with Hilton Honors and Grow with Google. She joined NASWA in 2015 after 26 years with Iowa Workforce Development, where she was a case manager, Regional Manager, Bureau Chief and Division Administrator/Workforce Services. As Division Administrator, she was responsible for program and service oversight at all of the state’s American Job Centers. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University, and is a Certified Public Manager.