Lynn Flanders, industry professional & board treasurer

As assistant general manager of the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum & Exhibit Hall Authority that operates the Cobb Galleria Centre, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre; and Galleria Specialty Shops located in Atlanta, Georgia, Lynn is responsible for daily operations. Prior to entering the convention industry, Lynn was a practicing certified public accountant and served in various financial management capacities from auditor to chief financial officer. Lynn received a degree in accounting from Mercer University.

Lynn is a community volunteer and has served on numerous nonprofit boards and finance committees such as the Girl Scouts, the American Society of Women Accountants, the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and International Association of Venue Managers. She is currently the treasurer of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and was awarded a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for sound fiscal stewardship of a nonprofit.

Lynn is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, and resides in Peachtree City with her husband Doug, daughter Morgan, and the sweetest border collie ever born, Charlie Flanders, who is reported to be a bilingual, Frisbee champion.