Lori Becker

Lori Becker

President & CEO
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PSG President & CEO Lori Becker is known for her impressive daily checklist, her “work hard, play hard” philosophy and her organizational skills, which allow her to find a needle in a haystack at a moment’s notice. Her most important daily task, she says, is ensuring a happy and productive work environment where every PSG team member operates using his or her strengths while being supported in other areas. Says Lori, “I’ve been told time after time by new team members that they thought this kind of workplace was too good to be true, and they are pleasantly surprised to find that it is better than they had expected.” She continues, “My favorite part of my job is coming to work every day. I love what I do and I enjoy every moment with my staff. They are a unique bunch and they always keep me on my toes.”

With more than 20 years of publishing and printing industry work under her belt, Lori’s experience includes key roles in managing editorial development, production, marketing, and art and design.

Lori has cooperative teaching in her blood—after all, her dad has been teaching for over 30 years. One of her first “jobs” was organizing focus-testing materials for her dad and his department. Little did she know that it would lead to proofreading and editing her way through college, teaching after-school art enrichment programs, becoming a swim instructor and coach, and running for selectman. She won the selectman’s race with the help of many of the teachers in Andover and became the youngest female selectman in the town’s history. Part of her role as selectman was a seat on the school board—across the table from the very teachers who had raised her. Since then, she has started three companies, including Publishing Solutions Group.

In fall of 2008 Lori was looking for a new volunteer initiative to benefit Boston’s South End community. With PSG’s experience in developing K–12 reading and language arts materials and its staff’s love of literature, PSG Reads was born. Through PSG Reads, staff members visited a local elementary school and read to second grade students, including one class of special education and ELL students.

Lori also has had great success with the Publishing Solutions Group Internship Program. This program entails interviewing and screening applicants at the college level and then, if the fit is good, providing them with an opportunity to fulfill their concentration’s internship requirements by working for PSG for a semester or over the summer. PSG has had extremely positive results, with most interns enjoying their stay here and getting invaluable hands-on experience in the publishing industry. Since the start of the program in 2009, PSG has hosted more than 60 interns from a variety of colleges and universities.

Lori graduated from Boston University’s Entrepreneurial Management Institute InnerCity Entrepreneur (ICE) program in 2005. She also won a spot on the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) 2009 Inner City 100 list. Chosen from a pool of nearly 6,500 applicants, Publishing Solutions Group was ranked 100 on the list of the fastest growing inner-city companies in America.