Lynn brings more than twenty-five years of experience in leadership positions from a variety of organizations including directing government and community affairs for the Greensboro Area Chamber of Commerce; serving as Chief Marketing Officer for Huthwaite, a sales research and training firm outside Washington, D.C.; and serving as Director of Public Relations for IHFRA (International Home Furnishings Representatives Association). Lynn’s previous experience at CCL includes serving as Chief Development Officer and Group Director of Institutional Advancement with responsibility for fundraising and alumni relations; and Manager of Marketing with responsibility for the marketing strategy, marketing communication, and public relations functions. Since 2007 Lynn has been in a full-time faculty role at CCL, designing and delivering leadership development programs across a variety of sectors, with a specific focus on developing nonprofit, community, and executive nurse leaders in health and health care.
Lynn is the Program Director and Lead Faculty for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s (RWJF) Public Health Nurse Leaders Program, Community Coalition Leadership Program, and the Program Designer and Lead Faculty for the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). She also recently served as Deputy Director and Lead Faculty for RWJF’s Ladder to Leadership program at CCL. She also manages CCL’s relationships with other foundations such as the Kate B. Reynolds Trust, Kresge Foundation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina, and the Community Memorial Foundation in Chicago.
Lynn received her B.A. in Communication with a concentration in public relations and M.B.A. from the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Lynn has presented at many conferences and events, including presentations on effective negotiation, influence, innovation, and boundary spanning leadership at conferences sponsored by such organizations as Aligning Forces for Quality, Grant Makers for Effective Organizations, and the Council on Foundations. She recently co-authored a book on Direction, Alignment, Commitment: Achieving Better Results Through Leadership, and a chapter on “Action Learning with Community-Based Nonprofits” in Best Practices in Experience-Based Leadership Development (Wiley, 2013).
Committed throughout her career to community service, Lynn’s experience includes volunteering with Reading Connections, an organization dedicated to adult literacy; and Junior Achievement, an organization focused on teaching children the principles of business and economics. As well as volunteering in K-12 classrooms, she recently completed her tenure as Chair of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Central North Carolina.