With 20+ years of experience, Lynne is an award-winning journalist for national and Seattle news outlets and was nominated twice for journalism’s highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize for groundbreaking stories on race and public education. She now serves as Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief of Staff for Washington State University’s Everett campus overseeing strategic planning, advancement, community engagement and marketing/communications. Her experience as a former trustee of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and as a member of the Board of Directors of Cascade Public Media has made her an industry leader in media relations, public affairs, and DEI leadership strategy. Her expertise in these areas is instrumental to OAC’s success.