Lori A. Manns is the founder and president of Quality Media Consultant Group, a business consultancy firm specializing in media, marketing and sales strategies that help executives and business entities experience increased clientele, brand visibility and more revenue. Known as a trailblazing business strategist, Lori's expertise and first passion is sales. She helps business executives and small business owners to grow their brands and businesses by utilizing magnetic marketing strategies and soulful yet strategic sales solutions.
Since establishing QMC Group in 2009, Lori has received the following awards & recognition: the Transforming Women Entrepreneurs, Business Woman of the Year by Progressive Techniques (2017), the Spotlight Award by Atlantan Magazine (2016), Legacy Award by the Live Your Legacy Summit (2015), Executive of the Year Award by Women in Leadership Development and Empowerment, W.I.L.D.E., Inc (2014) and the Rising in Community Excellence Award by RICE, Inc; (2014). Lori also received the SWIBA Business on the Rise Award by Stiletto Woman Media in 2013, Super Tuesday Awards finalist honor by Atlanta Business League in 2012 and Business Superstar Award by People You Need To Know Magazine in 2010. In addition, Lori has been featured as an honoree in the Who's Who in Black Atlanta Publication from 2010 to 2019. Lori is a member of the esteemed Forbes Coaches council and is a regular content contributor for Forbes.com.
Prior to founding QMC Group, Lori served as Senior Multi-Media Account Manager for two of the largest radio groups in the country, CBS Radio and Cox Radio. During her tenure with CBS Radio and Cox Radio, Lori serviced Fortune 500 companies and provided advertising, sales and marketing solutions resulting in a profitable return on investment for her clientele.
Manns is the author of the highly anticipated book, Divine Downloads, Loriology: 33 Lessons On Life, Love & Leadership released in October 2019. The book is a collection of 33 insightful revelations to help spiritual leaders and professionals pursue their purpose with power, passion and perspective.
Manns has career experience in business development, marketing communications, brand development and messaging, media buying. Lori is a national media buyer and proficient in placing advertising campaigns across all platforms including TV, radio, Internet, print, direct mail and outdoor advertising.
With a strong passion for philanthropy Lori enjoys giving back. She has been a community fundraiser for various Atlanta charities. Manns is founder and president of Live Healthy & Thrive Youth Foundation, Inc., (LHTYF), an Atlanta based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and promoting children's health. Lori's personal mission is to empower youth to lead healthier lifestyles so they are positioned to be better leaders for the next generation.
Ms. Manns holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Auburn University in Montgomery and is a graduate of the 2010 Class of Leadership Dekalb. Her professional affiliations include; National Sales Network, Dekalb Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Dekalb. Lori is also founder of Trailblazer Business Academy;™ a business development program for entrepreneurs and executives ready for next level success coaching, mentorship and accountability.
In her spare time, Lori volunteers for such organizations as the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Hosea Feed the Hungry, American Cancer Society, the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children, Inc., and Hagar's House a division of Decatur Cooperative Ministry as well as LHTYF, Inc. Lori currently resides in Atlanta, GA.