Lori Panessa


Lori Panessa joined Renu in May of 2016 when she took the role of Controller.  Lori’s attention to detail and financial background make her a valuable member of the organization. Her role is largely focused on producing accurate financial statements, managing budgets and projecting goals for the future as Renu continues to grow.

Lori attended Hofstra University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting in 1991. Lori completed her NYS Certified Public Accountant Licensing in 1998 and has maintained her license for almost 20 years working in public accounting as well as the financial services industry. Lori previously worked for Vanderbilt Financial Group for 5 years, as the Controller and member of the company’s management team. 

Lori grew up on Long Island, and now lives in Seaford with her husband Gene and three children, Luke 13, Landon, 14 and Mackenzie 17.  Lori is very involved in St William the Abbot School and Parish in Seaford, where she runs several fundraising events.  Lori also served as the Treasurer for Cub Scout 690 for 4 years.  Lori enjoys spending time with her family and is very involved with their numerous extracurricular activities.