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Lynn Stevens is the Chief Operating Office for the United Way of Northwest Louisiana and has been serving the nonprofit sector for over 20 years.  Lynn has used her experience and leadership skills to help guide and direct many types of local, regional and national organizations.  

Lynn has helped to secure more than 45 million dollars for nonprofits in her nonprofit career.  Today, Lynn approaches all that she does with a passion to serve others and create positive change.  She does this by administering the competitive Community Impact grant process, serving on various community coalitions and overseeing more than a dozen United Way of Northwest Louisiana’s internal programs. 

Prior to her non-profit work, Lynn was employed in the corporate sector with Pepsico Brands for seven years.  Currently, Lynn is in charge of the daily operations and overseeing the Community Impact Investments work of the United Way. 

Lynn is actively involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Rotary Club of Bossier City, Renesting Project and the Quota Club of Shreveport. She is also a member of the National Society of Human Resource Management, Grant Professionals Association, and serves on the United Way Worldwide Inclusion and Diversity Council and the Natchitoches Mayor’s Health and Fitness Council.

Honors and awards include the Association of Fundraising Professionals Fundraising Executive of the Year, Bossier Chamber “Scott Croft” Spirit Award and Diplomat Team of the Year Award, Athena Award Nominee, SB Magazine’s Women in Business Recognition, Quota International District 21 All Star Award, and the Quota Club of Shreveport Volunteer of the Year.

Lynn and her husband Aaron, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, have two children, Kaitlyn and Colin.  In addition to her children, Lynn helps to take care of her elderly parents that live year-round with her family.  Her hobbies include photography, being outdoors and completing her “bucket list”.

Lynn has always promoted healthy habits by making exercise into family fun activities:  playing tag, hide and seek, walking the dog, swimming pool games, etc.  She tries to aim to play every day.