Chief of Staff to the Provost & Special Assistant to the President
Lori Berko is the Chief of Staff to the Provost and serves as a key member of his senior leadership team, facilitating strategic planning and overseeing operations, budget, and human resources in the Office of the Provost. In her role as Special Assistant to the President, Lori assists with special projects at the direction of the President. 
Before joining the Office of the Provost in June 2019, Lori served as Deputy Director of Arts + Public Life where she has helped lead the development of the Arts Block, a vibrant collection of cultural spaces on historic Garfield Boulevard, including the opening of the Green Line Performing Arts Center in November 2018. From 2014 - 2018, Lori served as Place Lab's Chief Operating Officer directing, administering, and coordinating the operational and administrative activities of Place Lab, a partnership between APL and the Harris School of Public Policy. She previously worked as a real estate attorney with Bronson & Kahn LLC and a social worker through the Florida Department of Children and Families.
Lori received her BSW and MSW from the University of South Florida and JD from The John Marshall Law School.
Content Areas: 
Budget, Operations, and HR