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Lora Bender '01, President HAFA HFTM Alumni Association

Moderator: Lora Bender '01, President HAFA HFTM Alumni Association

Lora became the president of the HAFA/HFTM Alumni Association in 2019, since joining the Board of Directors in 2015. She graduated from the Hotel and Food Administration CO-OP program from the University of Guelph in 2001 and participated in the France semester abroad in 2000. Lora grew up on her family’s apple orchard and miniature horse farm. After graduation, Lora worked with the Holstein Association of Canada as the Bilingual Events Coordinator, and in 2013 she joined the Ayrshire Association of Canada as General Manager. In 2015, she started her own business called Loretto Creative Consulting and began working with Progressive Publishing as the Editor and Associate Publisher of the French edition of Progressive Dairy magazine. Lora recently completed the Hospitality Leadership Certificate with the University of Guelph and Cornell University. She enjoys traveling (28 countries to date), golf, photography and spending time with family and friends



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