Lori-Ann Cox 

CEO, Breakthrough Miami



A native of Jamaica, Cox holds an MBA from Florida International University’s College of Business and is highly skilled in educational advancement, fundraising, marketing and public relations, community engagement, strategic partnerships and event management. She has spent more than 20 years in the education management industry, taking on a variety of roles at Florida International University including Corporate and Community Relations, Alumni Advocacy, managing its President’s Council and serving as Administrative Director of its Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival.

Cox led Gulliver’s communications, marketing, parent engagement, alumni and development efforts, and worked closely with Breakthrough Miami as part of the school’s partnership with the organization. Under her leadership, Gulliver’s culture of philanthropy grew significantly, and the school’s brand and message were elevated.

Since 2018, Lori-Ann has been the CEO of Breakthrough Miami, an 8-year tuition-free program for highly motivated Miami-Dade students from under-resourced schools and/or communities. The program offers academic enrichment, experiential learning, and academic counseling support. Breakthrough Miami also works with highly talented high school juniors/seniors and college students, offering a robust 8-week teaching internship in the summer.

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