Lorie Vincent is the founder and President of ACCELERATION by design LLC, a boutique economic development firm which provides a fresh new approach to economic development training, client engagement and organization effectiveness. She is the creator and presenter of the ACCELERATION by design™, fast forward ACCELERATION™, ACCELERATION in motion™ and ACCELERATE your attitude™ programs. A popular speaker, writer and trainer, Lorie brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to the industry. She is a strong proponent of regionalism, an advocate for rural America, a public relations maven, a kick butt event planner and a traditional economic development practitioner who has a proven record of results.
Prior to starting her firm in 2018, Lorie Vincent most recently served as the first Executive Director of Team Texas. Team Texas is a member driven, economic development marketing coalition that operates under the umbrella of the Texas Economic Development Council. An organization since the mid 1980’s, Team Texas markets its member cities & organizations all over the world in an effort to promote job creation and capital investment. Team Texas expanded its scope and programming in 2014 and brought in Ms. Vincent to lead the expansion. During her three years with Team Texas, she doubled the size of the organization, increased the budget by 300% and quadrupled the number of marketing initiatives.
Prior to her time at Team Texas, Lorie Vincent served 17 years as the Executive Director of The High Ground of Texas. The High Ground is a regional coalition of over 75 communities and organizations involved in the marketing and economic development of West Texas. One of the largest regional economic development organizations in the USA, The High Ground of Texas, created in 1988, covers a 67 county area and celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2018.
Ms. Vincent served as the 2013 Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Council. She has served on the West Texas A&M University Foundation Board, is a Leadership Texas Alumni member and a Rapport Leadership International Master Graduate III. She has received national recognition for her leadership and economic development accomplishments. Lorie holds a BBA in Accounting and is a Certified Economic Developer.
Lorie and her husband, Matt, rack up the miles traveling between their homes in Stratford, Texas and Austin, Texas. Their daughter, Mazie Rae, is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a multi-media specialist in Merrill, Wisconsin.