Lori Anderson is the primary staff person for statistics and international trade issues at the Washington-based Society of the Plastics Industry Inc. (www.socplas.org).
She is staff director for SPI's Global Business Council and directs the association's Committee on Equipment Statistics. She also coordinates the SPI Economic Report (www.plasticsnews.com/spier), a regularly updated compendium of data and analysis of the U.S. plastics industry's economic impact. This report includes in-depth data on all major plastics processing sectors, as well as compounding, mold making, and international plastics product trade patterns.
Before joining SPI more than a decade ago, the North Dakota native was a legislative aide on Capitol Hill, and a public school teacher. Anderson has a bachelor of science degree in education, and has a master's degree in public policy from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs.