Lori Lum has been the Director of the Government Relations & Public Affairs Group at Watanabe Ing for 19 years, providing strategic counseling and government affairs services for clients on public policy issues involving county councils, the State Legislature and congress.
Ms. Lum is a former hospitality industry executive and engages in extensive community relations work. She is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i and also serves on the boards of Child and Family Service, Hawai‘i’s largest non-profit human service organization and R.E.A.C.H. Out Hawai‘i, which provides after-school programs for public middle and intermediate school students.
From 2000 to 2006, she chaired the Board of the Hawai‘i Community Development Authority (HCDA), an agency created by the 1976 Hawai‘i State Legislature to plan for and revitalize urban areas in the State which lawmakers found to be in need of timely redevelopment. Ms. Lum also served on the Board of Directors of the Hawai‘i Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International, Aloha Festivals and Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai‘i.
Ms. Lum is an honors graduate of the University of Hawai‘i. She received the 2017 Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i.