Media Relations, Communications, Transformation & Special Events Leader

Innovative. Energetic. Confident. Proactive.

Experienced public relations and marketing leader with demonstrated success in areas such as strategic communications, comprehensive public information, media relations, special events, volunteers, organizational development, board relations, leadership training, executive consulting, crisis management, transformational growth, partnerships, constituency relations and brand management.



  • Chair, COAT-Fort Lauderdale, 501 (C)(3), 2017
  • President, National League of American Pen Women-Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale, 2015-Current
  • Vice President and Professional Development Chair, Broward Art Guild, Board of Directors, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013-2015
  • Benefactor, HANDY, 501 (C)(3), Donated 25% of all proceeds from Wetland Wonders Exhibition, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 2013
  • Founding Member, Light Chasers of South Florida, Miami, FL, November 2012-Current
  • Sponsor, Handy Inc 501 (C)(3), 2012
  • Sponsor, Care Source 501 (C)(3), 2012
  • Member, National Association of Photoshop Professionals, November 2011-Current
  • Sponsor/Photographer, Gilda's Club, Beyond the Looking Glass, 2011
  • Sponsor, American Red Cross of Fort Lauderdale, 2011
  • Board Member, South Florida Camera Club, Fort Lauderdale, FL, September 2010-Current
  • Sponsor, Gilda's Club, Glamour in the Garden, 2010-13
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, 2008-09
  • Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Palm Beach County, 2006-08
  • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Houston, 1996-2000
  • Co-Chair, Inaugural Gala, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Houston, 1998
  • Co-Chair, Women of Excellence Gala, Federation of Houston Professional Women, 1997
  • Mentor, Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Houston, 1993-2000
  • Task Force, Points of Light, Houston Campaign, 1991-92
  • Board of Directors, Communities in Schools, 1991-92
  • Board of Directors, Houston Business Committee for Educational Excellence, 1991-92
  • Chairperson, Phi Delta Kappa National Leadership Institute, ''Restructuring Public Education: Model for the Nation," Miami, Florida, 1990
  • Co-Chairperson and Speaker, South Florida Summer Yearbook Workshop, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1982-87
  • Co-Chairperson and Speaker, Journalism Day (District-wide public and private schools), Florida International University, Miami, Florida, 1979-87
  • Vice President, The Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi (Membership), Greater Miami Chapter, 1988-89
  • Ed Net, Board of Directors, Miami, Florida, 1988
  • National Chairperson, Society of Professional Journalists Distinguished Service Awards, News Photography, 1986
  • Scholarship Committee, Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Miami Chapter, 1985-1991
  • Advisory Board, Minority Student Urban Journalism Workshop, University of Miami, 1984-86
  • Finalist Judge, The Silver Knight for Journalism, The Miami Herald, 1984-85
  • Convention Director, Region III Spring Convention, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, Miami Beach, Florida, 1984
  • President, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi, Greater Miami Chapter, 1983-84
  • Vice President and Convention Director, Florida Scholastic Press Association, 1983-85
  • Chairperson, Inner-City Schools Publications Advisors' Workshop, Dade County Public Schools, 1983
  • Chairperson, Professional Ethics Committee, Florida Scholastic Press Association, 1982-86
  • Chairperson, District Journalism Advisors' Workshop, Dade County Public Schools, 1982
  • District Director, Florida Scholastic Press Association, 1982
  • The First Amendment Congress Convention Committee, Miami, Florida, 1981
  • Vice President, Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi (Programs), Greater Miami Chapter, 1981-1982
  • Consultant on Journalism Education and Media Law to School Board Members, School Board Attorney, Language Arts Supervisors, and Student Publication Advisers, 1980-1992


  • Artist in Residence: Olive Stack Gallery, Listowel, Ireland, October 2016
  • Grant Recipient: Creative Investment Program Grant, Broward Cultural Council, Broward County, FL, 2016 and Top Individual Recipient, 2013
  • Curator, prestigious exhibits including the Doing Business As 2017: Chrysalis Exhibit and the ENDANGERED Exhibit – Art Miami-Art Basel, 2015-17
  • ArtHive Magazine, “The End of the Starving Artist,” article and photograph, June 2017
  • Featured art work (Grace) in international advertising campaign for 2017 ENDANGERED Art & Photography Contest, including Outdoor Photography Magazine, INK Magazine, UK publications, April – December 2017
  • “DBA Catalyst” Catalog, June 2017 and 2016
  • “Phoenix Rises at Listowel Gallery,” Kerry’s Eye, October 2016
  • The Pen Women Magazine, “Fort Lauderdale Branch Members Exhibit Work,” Winter 2016
  • Sun-Sentinel Forum, article on Phoenix and her “23: Celebrating Everglades National Park” Exhibit, April 2016
  • Coconut Creek Lifestyle Magazine, “The Nature of Women,” September 2015
  • Sun-Sentinel, “Do It Duet” article with featured photograph, July 2015
  • National Wildlife Federation's "Page-A-Day Calendar," 2015
  • Artist Profile, Arts Business Institute, April 2014
  • Published, National Wildlife Federation's "2014 Spirit of the Wild" calendar, April 2014
  • Fort Lauderdale Currents, City of Fort Lauderdale magazine, October 2013
  • HerLife South Florida Magazine, August 2013
  • Published, ArtBlend Magazine, "Growing Trends: Top Industry Leaders Reveal Inspiring Products and Designs," Spring/Summer 2013
  • Graduate, Artist as Entrepreneur Institute, Broward County Cultural Division, Broward County, FL., 2013
  • Selectee, Creative Capital "Real Community Engagement Workshop," Broward County Cultural Division, Broward County, FL, 2012
  • Published, National Wildlife Federation, "Nature's Mirror: 13 Spectacular Photos with Water Reflection, March 2012
  • Featured, ArtBlend Magazine, two-page article with photographs of artist's works, July 2013
  • Interview, University of Miami Magazine, "Cane in the Act: Q & A with  Phoenix" article, Fall, 2012
  • Honorable Mention, Bonnet House, Impressions Exhibition, 2012
  • First Place, Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Photography Contest, 2010
  • Visionary Awards Finalist, Specialty Music, Coalition of Visionary Resources, 2007
  • Published, Inner Change Magazine, “Crossing Over,” “Oneness,” “Power of Forgiveness,” “Springtime: Waiting for Growth,” “Sacred Gift,” 2005-08
  • Published, Evolve Magazine, “Lessons in Love: The Storms of Life,” December 2005
  • Published, Houston Business Journal, “Seven Success Strategies for Growing a Small Business,” 1995
  • Published, Newstrack Executive Tape Service, “Seven Success Strategies for Growing a Small Business,” October 1995
  • Published, M.D. News, “Perform at Your Peak,” “Fully Communicate,” “Completions,” 1994
  • Who’s Who in American Education, 1989-90, 1990-91
  • First Award, Union Teacher Communications Association, 1988
  • Gold Key Award, Columbia University, Columbia Scholastic Press Association, 1985
  • Gold Medallion Award, University of Florida, Florida Scholastic Press Association, 1985
  • Published, National Association of Secondary School Principals’ Bulletin, “Publication Advisors-What Are Their Competencies, Skills?” January 1984
  • Published, The School Press Review, Columbia University, “A Case Study: Development of Publication Guidelines,” Summer 1982
  • Published, Columbia Scholastic Press Association Bulletin, “A Yearbook Class,” Fall 1981
  • Judge, National Scholastic Press Association, 1980-85
  • Highest national, regional, and state scholastic journalism awards, including: Medalist and All-Columbia, Columbia Scholastic Press Association; Five-Star All-American, National Scholastic Press Association; All-Southern, Southern Scholastic Press Association; and All-Florida, Florida Scholastic Press Association, 1979-86

"Lynn is a master at managing multiple, concurrent assignments on time and under budget. Her superior managerial, communications, interpersonal, executive coaching skills and natural instinct for sales and marketing were invaluable for engendering healthcare and energy clients' trust and helping to significantly grow their businesses and mine."
--Jackie Broussard
Founder and Owner
Great Ideas Company