Symposium Committee – Lori Sipe

After working as an executive in the attractions industry for more than 20 years, Lori remains committed to inspiring leadership in the memories business through her teaching, research, and industry projects. She currently teaches leadership, innovation, and accounting courses in the undergraduate and graduate degree programs at the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at San Diego State University.

Lori’s research focuses on innovation and strategic leadership of organizations whose main economic offering is an experience. Her work has been presented at international conferences and published in scholarly journals and industry-related periodicals. She designed and facilitates the annual Institute for Executive Education for the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA).