Lori is the world's top expert in election modernization. She is dedicated to bringing State of the Art technologies, proven effective in other mission-critical industries, to election administrators and voters, ensuring greater access, efficiency, security, and auditability in elections, all delivered more cost-effectively.
For decisions on e-voting matters, as well as for media interviews and important public and private hearings, Steele is the go-to source. Nominated for Forbes' "Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs," her vision is exciting, clever, and compelling. Steele has been featured in Time, the Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The New York Times, the San Diego Business Journal, Fox Business News, CBS News Radio, The International Herald Tribune, NPR Weekend America, The San Diego Union-Tribune, The National Journal, Canada Public Radio, Oregon Public Radio, Government Technology News, Stars & Stripes, and numerous local TV news programs in cities where she works.
For government election departments, Steele is the world's best-informed and most-experienced implementer of e-voting projects across a wide range of situations. Steele's deep experience and research are the source of her profound expertise. She has served as an advisor to dozens of governments and political parties on writing and implementing legislation for better serving voters, and on building and deploying new election technology.
Through her firm Everyone Counts, Steele has built and run Internet and telephone voting projects in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, accepting votes electronically from voters located in over 160 countries since 1997. She employs a full software-engineering and network-security team, as well as a full team of election administrators and consultants, for the benefit of her government, political-party, and private clients. Her leadership team includes the former Secretary of State of Pennsylvania; the former chairman of the US Election Assistance Commission; and the former Technology Advisor to the CEO of Microsoft.
Prior to founding Everyone Counts, Inc., Steele was a Vice President at Solomon Smith Barney, analyzing technology trends and managing investments in technology companies. Her ability to analyze and predict technical trends made her clients many millions of dollars, and she is most proud of her early identification of one of the leading firms in the mobile phone industry.