Lori Phillips

Phillips’ high-powered career as vice president of operations for Midlands Claim Administrators is important, but even more important to her is the role she plays as the mother of Connor, 8, and Landyn, 5. Connor was born with Down syndrome, and his diagnosis spurred Phillips to become involved with Down Syndrome Congress, Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Governor’s Conference on Developmental Disabilities. “Each of these (experiences) provides an opportunity for me to advocate for those with developmental disabilities,” says Phillips.