Lorena Palacios

Communications and Engagement 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.

Lorena is a proud first-generation Mexican-American from Las Vegas and feels incredibly humbled to be a resource to Spanish-speaking families.

Staff

Bethany Rubin Henderson

Chief Executive Officer

Katrina Owens

Executive Director

Sean Hinkle

Chief Operating Officer

Tony Francavilla

Chief Development Officer

Brandy Tyson

Chief Program Officer

Greta Adjei Silas

Operations Manager

Charity Blackwell

Director of Creative Arts and Education

Jewel Christian

Soccer Program Coordinator

Katie Lu Clougherty

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Tom Gross

League Administrator

Chris Hudler

Soccer Program Manager

Margot Locker

Grants Manager

Lorena Palacios

Communications and Engagement Manager

Danny Sheerin

Development Operations Coordinator

Kendall Thomas

Events Manager

Keith Tucker

Soccer Specialist

Board

Bruce D. Schulman

Chair, NGP Energy Technology Partners

Wally Okpych IV

Vice Chair, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Andrew Howell

Sustainability Chair, Monument Advocacy

Alex Diaz-Asper

Treasurer, VentureCount

David Barritt-Flatt

Secretary, Clark Construction

Ben-James Brown

Assistant Treasurer, Wells Fargo

Lindsay Barenz

Washington Spirit

Takita Battle

BoardSource

Mark Cowan

Potomac International Partners

David Grosso

Arent Fox

Gretchen Hamm

Washington Spirit

Fred Hargrove

MorganFranklin Consulting

Jennifer Hsin

Clark Enterprises

Chip Lohmeyer

Vectrus

Harry Stevenson

Clark Construction

Devin Talbott

Enlightenment Capital

Advisory Council

Alex Bearman

District Sports

Erika Bowman

Hogan Lovells LLP

Jay Carmel

Avascent

Elle Carne

Brailsford & Dunlavey

Leeza Constantoulakis

Deloitte

Jason Finney

Localist

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

Grant Thornton LLP

Luke Mohamed

Philippe Monfiston

Tim Preotle

JTP Capital Management

Mike Riggins

Clark Construction

Lindsey Sharp

D.C. United