Battista earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in hospitality management at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Over the course of her career, she has worked for companies such as Cardinal Health, Lowenstein Sandler, BMW of North America, and Greystar, and has managed events for the hospitality, legal, and medical communications industries.
Having spent two years at BMW of North America, where she planned the four-day National Aftersales Conference and trade show for more than 2,000 participants, Battista comes to Chauffeur Driven with previous experience in the automotive industry.
“My varied events industry experience will be a great match for the Chauffeur Driven Show as we head to Miami and other premier destinations, as well as the growth of CD’s events department—beginning with the development of our first-ever Executive Retreat in Nashville,” Battista said. “I look forward to marrying the growth and innovation that accompany change with good, old-fashioned customer service.”
She also looks forward to applying her diverse background to this new position, and values the opportunity to be a part of CD’s longstanding relationship with the industry.
“We are delighted to have Lori on board and excited about what she brings to the Chauffeur Driven team,” said CD President and Publisher Chris Weiss. “Lori’s professionalism, drive, and attention to detail will enable her to jump right in and hit the ground running.”