Lorie has been with Smith Anderson for almost 20 years, serving in various capacities including Director of Operations and Technology Director. As CAO, Lorie ensures the achievement of the firm’s strategic goals, oversees technology initiatives, ensures compliance with security regulations, manages the firm’s infrastructure and oversees human resources, facilities and the administrative team. Beam was also a longstanding member of the North Carolina Bar Association’s Technology Committee. She holds a masters degree in executive leadership.



Recipient, Computerworld Honors Program, Medal of Achievement in Information Technology (2005)


University of North Carolina, B.S., 1990

Liberty University, M.S., 2017


  • Co-Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Technology Committee
  • Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid, National Council for Mental Wellbeing


Events & Programming

Speaker, Threats to Confidential Data on Mobile Devices, the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, 2013 Fall Seminar, Greensboro, N.C., October 2013

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