Director, Organizational Operations
Lori Gruber joined ABMS in December 2013 as Director, Organizational Operations. Her primary responsibilities include implementation of organizational priorities, assessment and development of organizational policy and procedure, and development of the Shared Services model for the Member Boards community. Additionally, she works across the organization to address the effective and efficient use of collective resources and acts as project manager for various organizational initiatives.
Ms. Gruber has over 20 years of financial and operational experience. Prior to joining ABMS, Ms. Gruber worked at United Way of Metropolitan Chicago as the Director of Finance, Shared Services and later as Controller. During her tenure, she streamlined operations within the Finance department, implemented innovative systems and improved reporting to the organization, its various committees, and the Board of Directors. Ms. Gruber worked collaboratively with staff and board members across five regions to develop budget and forecasting models, improve internal controls, and meet compliance requirements. She also worked to develop and enhance shared services to the regional offices, maximizing economies of scale and sharing best practices throughout the organization.
Ms. Gruber received her Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Illinois State University and began her career as an auditor for Grant Thornton.