Lori Loureiro Trahan is a proven, dynamic leader with deep roots in the Merrimack Valley who will bring a fresh, results-oriented approach to Capitol Hill.
Lori, 44, was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. Her father, Tony Loureiro, was a union organizer and ironworker for Local 7 until he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994. Her mother, Linda, raised Lori and her three sisters while working various part-time jobs. Lori attended Lowell public schools and — like everyone else in her neighborhood — started working as soon as she could.
Lori delivered the Lowell Sun at age 11, answered phones at Caddell and Byers Insurance Agency, and served breakfast at the Owl Diner for five years, while juggling high school and varsity sports.
Through a combination of good fortune and hard work, Lori earned a scholarship to play Division 1 volleyball at Georgetown University in Washington. She went on to earn a B.S. in comparative and regional studies at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. In 2008, Lori was inducted into the Lowell High School Sports Hall of Fame.
After graduating college, Lori began working for Congressman Marty Meehan, representing the then-5th district of Massachusetts. During her time on the Hill, Lori helped Meehan to pass a landmark campaign finance reform bill, as well as legislation that safeguarded the rights of gay service members in the U.S. military.
She rose quickly through the ranks, becoming Meehan’s chief of staff and top advisor overseeing congressional operations in Washington and Massachusetts. After 10 years working in Congress, Lori was ready for a new challenge, and became an executive at an early stage high tech company in Cambridge. There she learned how to hire and train good people, and how to grow a business that could compete and win in a global economy.
Then six years ago, Lori started a business-consulting firm with two other women — an internationally recognized professor from Harvard Business School, and the founder of a bio-tech company — to focus on helping companies foster the next generation of leaders, make their workforce more diverse, and be more connected to the needs of their customers.
Lori lives with her husband, David Trahan, a homebuilder, in Westford, where they are raising three grown boys — Thomas (23), Dean (20), and Christian (18) — and two young girls who very much want to be grown but have a few years to go, Grace (7) and Caroline (3).