Lorena Palacios

Senior Communications Manager lpalacios@dcscores.org

Lorena Palacios is an experienced bilingual communicator that manages all internal and external communications for DC SCORES. Since 2017, Lorena has also served as the Latino Engagement Fellow and the Community Engagement Coordinator for the organization.

As a passionate advocate for youth development and sports accessibility for kids, Lorena is committed to sharing stories and elevating the voices of communities of color. Her professional versatility ranges from strategic integrated marketing, content creation, brand management, and in general, all things communications.

She received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media Studies, as well as one in Spanish, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. After graduating from UNLV, Lorena moved to D.C. to complete her Master’s degree in Sports Industry Management from Georgetown University. Lorena also has certificates in Legal and Business English-Spanish Translation from the University of Arizona.

Staff

Katrina Owens

Executive Director

Sean Hinkle

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Francavilla

Chief Development Officer

Brandy Tyson

Chief Program Officer

Charity Blackwell

Senior Advisor of Arts & Culture

Greta Adjei Silas

Senior Operations Manager

Jewel Christian

Program Coordinator, Data and Evaluation

Katie Lu Clougherty

Senior Program Manager, Data and Evaluation

Jose Granados

Program Fellow

Jason Gross

Senior Director of Soccer and Operations

Tom Gross

Program Coordinator, Leagues

Chris Hudler

Senior Program Manager, Soccer

Desara Korreshi

Program Fellow

Margot Locker

Program Manager, Community Engagement

Lorena Palacios

Senior Communications Manager

Danny Sheerin

Associate Development Manager, Operations

Keith Tucker

Program Specialist, Soccer

Board

Wally Okpych IV

Chair, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Loren Angelo

Sustainability Chair, LifeLabs Design

Takita Battle

Secretary, BoardSource

Ben-James Brown

Treasurer, Wells Fargo

Jennifer Hsin

Assistant Treasurer, Clark Enterprises

David Barritt-Flatt

Carta Advisors, LLC

Mark Cowan

Potomac International Partners

Alex Diaz-Asper

VentureCount

David Grosso

Arent Fox

Fred Hargrove

MorganFranklin Consulting

Andrew Howell

Monument Advocacy

Danita Johnson

D.C. United

Chip Lohmeyer

Vectrus

Ben Olsen

Washington Spirit

Bruce D. Schulman

NGP Energy Technology Partners

Andy Shallal

Busboys and Poets

Harry Stevenson

Clark Construction

Devin Talbott

Enlightenment Capital

Advisory Council

Alex Bearman

District Sports

Erika Bowman

Hogan Lovells LLP

Jay Carmel

Avascent

Elle Carne

Mundo Verde Public Charter School

Laisha Dougherty

Pepco

Kemba Ford*

Food and Drug Administration (*serving in a personal capacity)

Thomas Francisco

KPMG

Josh Freedholm

Daedalus Ventures

Laurie Gonzalez

Deloitte

Ben Hsieh

Level Field Partners

Tony Keith, Jr., PhD

Educational Emcee

Carlo LeBoffe

MorganFranklin Consulting

Traci Lee

Volkswagen Group of America

Matt Lindsay

Quantified Ventures

Joshua McGee

Amazon Web Services

Tim Preotle

JTP Capital Management