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Lynn Fick-Cooper Bio

Industry Experience
Lynn brings more than twenty 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. She has spent the last six years in a 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.

Current Role
Lynn is the Program Designer and Lead Faculty for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) Executive Nurse Fellows program at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®). She is also Program Director and Lead Faculty for RWJF’s Community Coalition Leadership Program, and 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, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of North Carolina, and the Community Memorial Foundation in Chicago.

Educational Background
Lynn received her B.A. in Communication and M.B.A. from the Bryan School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Publications and Professional Affiliations

Lynn has presented at many conferences and events, including presentations on Boundary Spanning Leadership: Catalyzing Collaboration among Grantees at two national philanthropic conferences --the Grant Makers for Effective Organizations Conference in Seattle in March 2012 and the Council on Foundations annual conference in Los Angeles in April 2012.  She recently co-authored a chapter on “Action Learning with Community-Based Nonprofits” in Best Practices in Experience-Based Leadership Development,” a publication in press at Pfeiffer.


Committed throughout her career to community service, Lynn’s experience includes volunteer work 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.