Lori NocitoExecutive Director
Prior to becoming Executive Director of Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Lori Nocito served in the corporate sector. Highlights of her career include being an advertising sales manager for The Times Leader Newspaper, advertising director of Sunday Dispatch, and columnist for The Citizens’ Voice Newspaper. She also served as Director of Public Relations for the Pittston Area School District.
She has been named one of the “Top 25 Women in Business” by the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal, has received a Community Partner award from Luzerne County Head Start, and was named Greater Pittston Person of the Year in 2001. She received the Wyoming Valley Women’s Club Woman of the Year award and the Thomas M. Kobeski Community Spirit Award. In 2013, she received the Luzerne County Dress for Success ‘Sister of Success” award. In 2014, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Italian American Association of Luzerne County and Community Spirit Award from the YMCA. She is the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Athena Award presented by the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.
Lori’s volunteer activities include: Chairperson of the Pittston Tomato Festival and the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Network; member of the Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; member of the Luzerne County Bar Association Lay Advisory Board; Luzerne County Head Start Board of Directors; PNC Bank Community Advisory Board; Geisinger Northeast Advisory Board; Circle 200 Executive Women’s Network; National Association of Leadership Programs; member of the International Leadership Association; and she is also a member of the United States Military Academy Selection Board.
Lori earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Penn State University, and she was honored to return as the commencement speaker at Penn State Wilkes-Barre in 2009. She is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Wilkes-Barre and Coro Leadership New York City. Lori earned a Certificate in Leadership Development from Wilkes University.