Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Meet Lori Royer - 2011 Woman of Distinction

Lori Royer has been working with the DCH Health System for over 18 years, first as the benefits director and currently as the compensation, employment and workforce development director.

Royer’s community service includes working with the Community Soup Bowl, on mission teams for her church and initiating food drives to benefit West Alabama families in need. She has served as vice chairman for the capital campaign that raised over one million dollars for the new state-of-the-art cancer center. Royer has also helped raise money for the Help and Hope Patient Assistance Fund, which financially benefits patients undergoing cancer treatments.

Royer received her B.S. degree in commerce and business administration/health care management from The University of Alabama. She earned her master’s from UAB while working full-time and commuting to Birmingham.

She loves to travel and try new adventures, including trapeze school while in New York, indoor skydiving in Las Vegas and a zip-line tour in Canada. Royer says of her community projects, “When we participate in life, we tend to have a better appreciation of all that we do have and less time questioning what we don’t have.”

Royer will be honored at the West Alabama Women of Distinction Luncheon on April 7. For more information, visit