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After 30 years of lending strategic insight and operational excellence to iconic B2B and consumer brands where supply chains matter, Lynn Utter now serves as an Independent Director for three corporate and one not-for-profit boards. She serves as an Independent Director for two Fortune 500 companies, WESCO International, a Pittsburgh based industrial distribution company, and Philadelphia based Lincoln Financial Corporation. Lynn also chairs the Board for private equity-backed Merchants Metals, and serves as the Chief Talent Officer for Merchants’ financial sponsor, Atlas Holdings, LLC.
Lynn previously served as Chief Executive Officer of First Source, the largest packager and distributor of candies and specialty foods in the US. Prior to First Source she served as global President and Chief Operating Officer of Knoll Office, and as the Chief Strategy Officer at Coors Brewing Company. Her previous experience includes six years with PepsiCo/Frito-Lay and four years with Strategic Planning Associates in Washington D.C.
Lynn has served on a myriad of not-for-profit boards including the Board of Overseers for the Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute, The University of Texas, and United Way; and recently co-chaired the Stanford GSB's Task Force on Women. She received the Paradigm Award from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, was inducted to the McCombs School of Business Hall of Fame, has been twice recognized as a recipient of Stanford University’s Award of Merit, and was honored as an Outstanding Young Texas Ex. Lynn received a bachelor's degree in business administration from The University of Texas, and she earned an MBA from Stanford. Lynn and her husband share an empty nest outside of Philadelphia, PA. She is a member of the 2003 class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.