Lorena Hardwick has lived in Tampa for the last twenty five years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (FSU) and Master of Arts in Organizational Management. She is married and has one daughter, who is five. In the last 18 years Lorena has worked in both the nonprofit and government sectors. She has done outreach and bilingual communications for City government and has spent the last seven years as the Legislative Aide for Tampa City Councilman Mike Suarez; with a brief hiatus to work as the West Central Florida Political Director in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign. Lorena has extensive volunteer experience both as a volunteer manager working with over sixty agencies in the Tampa Bay area, as well as hands on volunteer experience with some of her favorite agencies. She recently completed a two year appointment to Hillsborough County’s Diversity Council and wrapped up two years as the Director for the New Leaders Council Tampa Bay Chapter.
Chair, NLC Women's Caucus