Gloria L.

Executive Director
Holland, MI, USA


Gloria Lara is the Executive Director of the Lakeshore Ethnic Diversity Alliance (LEDA), based in Holland, MI. LEDA forms a bridge between organizations and individuals throughout our communities and across the region, helping to educate and engage all of us in moving forward a vision of racial equity.

Previously, Gloria was the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore, based in Grand Rapids, MI and serving girls in the 30 counties of Western and Northern Michigan. Prior to that, Gloria held executive-level positions at Chrysler Corporation, TRW, UT Automotive, Delphi Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, and IBM.

Gloria is a member of the Board of Directors for Spectrum Health System, Grand Rapids, MI. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI as well as on the Board of Directors for Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, Holland, MI.

A native of Los Angeles, CA, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from California State University, Fullerton and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School, Boston, MA.

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