Lori Payne
Chief Administrative Officer

Lori Payne

Chief Administrative Officer

Lori Payne serves as Chief Administrative Officer for McKinley Carter Wealth Services.  In this position, Lori is responsible for all aspects of business operations, including organizational development, oversight of all business management projects, and facilitation of process improvement activities.

Lori has a long and diverse business and management background. She began her career in the utilities industry with Illinois Power Company and Dayton Power and Light Company, where she worked for ten years in various roles, including her initial management positions. Lori then moved to the local area to serve as the Director of Finance for Riverside Medical in Steubenville, OH for five years. Immediately prior to joining McKinley Carter, Lori served as the Chief Financial Officer for DeFeliceCare in Wheeling, WV.

In addition to her corporate leadership work, Lori has significant entrepreneur experience as an owner/operator of HoneyBaked Ham franchises in St. Clairsville, OH and Pittsburgh, PA for over ten years.

Lori holds a Master of Science in accountancy from Wheeling Jesuit University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. She also has attended Lean certification programs and numerous seminars and training on process improvement.

Lori lives in Wheeling and enjoys spending time with her two adult daughters.

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