The son of Hmong immigrants, and a first generation immigrant himself, Lor came to the United States when he was seven months old. Born in the Ban Vinai refugee camp of Thailand, Lor grew up in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and finished his high school career at Rockford High School. Lor received his Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Saint John’s University, his Masters of Organization Development from Capella University and is currently a Doctoral candidate at Capella in the Doctorate of Health Administration program.
Lor joined Mayo Clinic in March of 2018 as the Director / Administrative Partner for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Lor brings nearly eighteen years of experience as a Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner in academia and health care. Early in his career Lor worked with k-12 institutions in developing multicultural curriculum, teacher development, and parent/family engagement focused on communities of color and native communities. In 2004 Lor joined Hennepin County Medical Center in leading their diversity and inclusion efforts where Lor launched Employee Resource Groups, lead the development and facilitation of training, employee engagement, team and individual development, as well as facilitation of strategic planning for many groups. In 2012 Lor transitioned to Children’s Minnesota where Lor had responsibilities for diversity, inclusion, health disparities, and health equity as the Director of Inclusion and Equity. Lor was successful in leading the organization in improving data collection as well as analyzing outcomes and representation data to identify gaps and implement tactics to close gaps in care. On the workforce side Lor had responsibilities for creating and implementing a Diversity and Inclusion strategy that lead to an increase of almost ten percentage points in new hires of color, improving the culture of inclusion at Children’s, and increased the overall representation of employees of color across the organization. Lor was also instrumental in the development and roll out of new organizational wide values that were widely understand and accepted across the organization.
Lor and his wife Pang have four children (Rose, Calla, Annabelle, and Donovan) and a dog (Cookie) that they care for. In his free time Lor likes to spend time with his family, bow hunt, and paint.