Lori Teranishi

Founder and CEO

Lori develops and executes strategies to help organizations manage major change initiatives, protect their reputations, and advance their ESG agendas.

Lori provides award-winning strategic communications counsel to global corporations, startups, nonprofits and government agencies. She combines her operating experience managing P&Ls with her track record of managing complex communications across multiple stakeholder groups that advance her clients’ business goals.

Lori is frequently called upon for strategic planning, counseling companies in sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance), and protecting reputations in the face of major change initiatives, high-profile crises and regulatory investigations.

Before founding iQ 360, Lori oversaw product and technology PR, was chief of staff to the COO and managed large-scale product development projects as vice president in the R&D group at Visa. Previously she held senior roles in communications at Cunningham Communication and Quaker State/Pennzoil, and started her career in journalism.

Lori is the board chair of the Girl Scouts of Hawaii, a Trustee of the University of Hawaii Foundation and a member of the Arthur Page Society. She was a delegate for the U.S. Japan Council’s 2023 Japanese American Leadership Delegation and was named one of Ragan’s PR Daily Top Women in Communication in 2020.

Education

University of San Francisco School of Management, M.B.A.

University of Utah, B.A. Mass Communications, B.A.
Political Science