(GARDEN CITY, N.Y.) — The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) honors Lori Jackson of Foss Maritime as a 2015-2016 inductee into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in business. NAPW is the nation’s leading networking organization exclusively for professional women, boasting more than 850,000 members and over 200 operating local vhapters.
“I’m pleased to welcome Lori into this exceptional group of professional women,” said NAPW President Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”
Self-motivated, results oriented and driven to succeed, Jackson is a seasoned professional who has constantly set her goals to keep pace with her highest aspirations for personal excellence. Throughout her career, she has exhibited exemplary teamwork, expertise, integrity and dedication.
In March 2015, Jackson joined Foss Maritime in Rainier, Ore., as an SAP coordinator. SAP is an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that provides end-to-end solutions for financials, manufacturing, logistics, distribution, etc. Her role is to provide project metrics and assist the shipyard with SAP-related issues. Jackson, who has a bachelor’s degree in management, has the technical skills needed for document control, engineering change and process control, but her expertise in project management, change enablement and being able to teach and mentor others is what she values most.
“I am happiest when serving,” she said. “I am always looking for ways to simplify and improve processes and to support my coworkers. I also enjoy facing challenges head on, because I learn and grow from them. If it was all smooth sailing, I would not have learned patience, faith, persistence and temperance.”
The unwavering dedication demonstrated by Jackson fully utilizes the aspirations for success that have earned her this recognition from the National Association of Professional Women, honoring her as an inspirational leader throughout her career.