Executive Director, Behind the Scenes Foundation
Lori Rubinstein is the Executive Director of the Behind the Scenes Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity which provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate dependent family, who are seriously ill or injured and which oversees the industry-wide Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiative. Lori was the Executive Director of the ESTA for almost 30 years until her retirement in 2018. During her tenure she oversaw the creation/development of the ANSI-accredited Technical Standards Program and the Entertainment Technician Certification Program among other initiatives. Her experience in the industry includes working with a stage and lighting supply company, a theatrical consultancy firm, a manufacturer of entertainment products, and as a lighting designer and stage manager.