Lori Walker, President, of Atlantic Office Technologies (AOT) headquartered in Chesapeake, Virginia has been named to the Board of Directors of H.E.R. Shelter. As a native resident of Chesapeake with 25+ years’ experience with AOT, Walker brings the nonprofit her development and strategic skills along with her desire to serve.
“As a mom of three boys, I know it takes an entire village to raise children, and not everyone always has family and friends to count on when life hits us hard,” said Walker. “I believe in the mission and philosophy of the H.E.R. Shelter and consider my time well-spent to serve on the Board. Our area needs a place for so many moms and their children to get emergency services and trained advocates who can assist in situations of domestic or sexual violence, homelessness, and human trafficking.”
Walker is not new to serving on boards and committees, both for charities and business associations working to sustain and grow our region, its industries, and communities. She is the incoming president of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Chapter 137 Tidewater, serves on the Hampton Roads Chamber Chesapeake board and development committee, and is a member of Associated General Contractors (AGC). As president of AOT, and an employee in many functions since the company’s inception in 1990, Walker has assisted in developing community partnerships to support nonprofits such as Toby’s Dream Foundation with the machines and technology required to run their offices.
About H.E.R. Shelter
The H.E.R. Shelter is a private, non-profit agency, certified by the United Way of South Hampton Roads, and the statewide coalition: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance (VSDVAA). The organization participates in the Coordinated Crisis Response, a 24-hour emergency hotline where a trained advocate can assist individuals in need of information, referrals, or – when appropriate – can provide safe, emergency housing for a woman and her children. The H.E.R Shelter currently operates two shelter facilities in the cities of Portsmouth and Chesapeake, Virginia.
About Atlantic Office Technologies
Since 1990, Atlantic Office Technologies has provided printer and copier sales and services to Hampton Roads enterprises, small businesses and nonprofits. AOT is an authorized dealer for well-known brands such as Kyocera and Copystar. In recent years, AOT has expanded because of long-standing customer requests to provide machines and technology sales, maintenance, and managed services as well as a wide range of IT, Cloud and Security. The company is SWaM Certified. For more information, visit AOT’s website: www.atlanticofficemachines.com or call 757-466-8862.
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