Lori Gentles

Chief People Officer

Chief People Officer Lori Gentles in Tongva Park

Lori has dedicated 20 plus years’ inspiring and leading strategic organization wide initiatives in various complex and diverse public sector agencies. 

Over the years, she has established a professional brand as a Cultural Architect specializing in designing, building, and cultivating a culture that embraces employee empowerment and leverages individual and collective genius through creativity, diversity, equity and inclusion. 

As Santa Monica’s Chief People Officer Lori’s vision is to provide highly self-motivated employees with the tools to become exceptional leaders and societal contributors by embracing concepts of self-leadership, self-investment and self-empowerment.