As president of Broadview Collaborative, Inc. since 2014 Lynn serves as an advisor to private sector, non-profit, and government clients seeking to more sustainable ways to provide clean water. Lynn led The Johnson Foundation’s environment program from 2008-2014, convening hundreds of national leaders to address national water sustainability and resiliency, resulting in more than a dozen publications.
Previously, Lynn worked in water advocacy, as executive director of Milwaukee Riverkeeper®, and biodiversity conservation with The Nature Conservancy and a related organization, NatureServe, as well as energy conservation and teaching. She earned her Ph.D. in botany and genetics from Duke University, her M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia. Lynn also serves as a trustee for the Water Environment Federation, as a non-resident senior fellow with the Metropolitan Policy Program of the Brookings Institution, and is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors for the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Lynn served as River Network’s board chair from 2014-2017. She lives in Minneapolis, MN.