Lori Rodney was elected to the WCC Board in September 2023, and is currently the Head of Global Communications at Shutterstock. As a socially conscious storyteller, she leads the company’s worldwide external communications efforts with a current focus on educating various stakeholders on how Shutterstock can help marketers and creative professionals to create at the speed of their imagination. Prior to joining Shutterstock, Lori was the Global Head of Communications at Change.org, the world’s largest tech platform for social change, where she led the organization through critical world-shaping events, including the launch of its global Racial Justice Fund, crisis management related to the Russia/Ukraine conflict, and the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in the United States, among other initiatives.
Lori’s broad range of experience includes brand strategy, government affairs, crisis communications, philanthropic initiatives, technology communications, data communications and regulatory milestones, multicultural and diversity programming, youth-driven and education-based initiatives, and social impact work. Beyond her direct work, she has become a trusted mentor to many of the next generation of communications leaders currently working across creative, pharmaceutical and non-profit advocacy organizations with a commitment to fostering value-based communications models for the future. Lori is a member of ColorComm, the premier business organization for women of color in the communications industry and CHIEF, a private, members-only network for the most powerful women in leadership. Lori has also been featured in PRWeek’s Power 50 List, the definitive guide to the 50 most influential communicators.