Lori A. Prokes


Vice President
Director of Environmental Practice

A Bit About Me

Sustainability is a pillar for my actions. Recycling and reducing our carbon footprint matters. I’m passionate about the advancement of women into the senior-most roles in business through one-on-one coaching, serving as a Founding Member of the Chicago CHIEF chapter, and participating in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women). Music is a big part of family life. Our two sons are accomplished musicians, while studying music production and engineering. Both are following in their father’s footsteps; not mine!

Current Role

Lori is responsible for leading the environmental practice, capturing and overseeing the execution of dynamic cleanup and brownfields redevelopment projects. Lori prides herself on coaching staff to grow into their maximum achievable goals.  She also is the management liaison for V3’s expanding diversity and inclusion programs including recruiting, scholarship, mentoring and staff inclusion programs.

Experience & Education

Lori has 33 years of experience in the environmental arena, having represented clients as legal counsel on the environmental aspects of business acquisitions, divestitures and real estate transactions, as well as compliance counseling and environmental litigation consulting. She has depth of business experience as both corporate client and consultant in state voluntary cleanup programs and property redevelopment and reuse strategy. Lori excels in helping clients find innovative solutions, by-product and legacy property reuse, and incorporation of sustainability in all aspects of operations. Her combined legal and business experience bring unique value to V3’s clients.

Lori holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University and a Juris Doctor degree from UIC- John Marshall Law School.