Statesboro Magazine recently highlighted OTC President Lori Durden, and VP for Economic Development, Jan Moore, in a feature titled “The Most Influential Women”

Posted on Jan 24, 2022 at 17:44 PM

President Lor Durden and VP for Economics Jan MooreFeaturing the Boldest and Brightest Business Owners and Managers Currently Shaping the Future as Industry Leaders.

To start 2022 off in high gear, Statesboro Magazine is recognizing the area’s top women professionals, ranging from CEOs, medical professionals and attorneys, to marketing geniuses, writers, and start-ups to watch. Each woman featured here has the leadership skills to navigate a pandemic, think outside the box and inspire others. These women serve as a fantastic role models, helping to shape the dreams of a whole new generation of young people. Please join us in saluting our comprehensive listing of women executives, educators, influencers and achievers contributing leadership to corporate boards, colleges, non-profits, business organizations and their own companies. Here is a teaser of the interview both President Durden and Jan Moore had with the Statesboro Magazine for the article!

Lori Durden

What is your passion?
Quite honestly, my family, but I’ve always enjoyed having a career too. My work makes me happy, which makes me a better wife and mother. It’s all about finding the right balance.

Who is your role model/mentor?
Unfortunately, the person I considered my mentor died several years ago. Her name was Lynda Williamson. She was a dear friend and I admired how she excelled at her job with Georgia Power, but was such a strong community advocate, too. Now, I have several “peer mentors” – individuals who are in the same stage of their careers as me but also are just sharp, amazing people whom I admire.

Jan Moore

What does it take to be a strong leader?
Everybody leads a little differently. Even though styles may be different, the core is the same. Lead by example. Listen with discernment. And always be informed, fair, respectful, and kind. Most importantly – give credit where credit is due!

What is your secret weapon? Super Power?
My passion for connecting people and creating partnerships. Every conversation that I have, I feel there is an opportunity to share a connection with someone, make a connection, help someone with a referral, or just collaborate.

Read the full article in Statesboro Magazine.
Content and image courtesy of Statesboro Magazine.

About Ogeechee Technical College:

Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. OTC provides student‐centered academic and occupational programs and support services at the associate degree, diploma, and certificate levels. OTC utilizes traditional and distance education methodologies in state-of-the-art facilities while supporting adult education, continuing education, and customized business and industry workforce training. Visit for more information.

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