Lynne

Foland

Project & Operations Manager

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There is unquantifiable value in others’ stories and opinions. As someone comparatively new to the agency world, I’m in awe of seeing our clients’ stories come to life at such an accelerated speed. The sheer amount and diversity of the work flowing through the office depends on the enormous energy and talent of the staff.

STORY

It’s not every day in Montana you meet someone who worked the majority of her career in Los Angeles — and loved it. But for Lynne, the diversity of life in the city was a good fit for her eager curiosity and boundless energy. It’s the same reason she wound up working with us: As far as she’s concerned, life is more interesting when change is a given and the pace is fast.

 

Lynne’s career in media operations began when she was recruited to serve as an HR manager for Billboard Publications, home to Hollywood Reporter, Billboard magazine and AdWeek. It was an ironic twist of fate for Lynne, who had previously ditched a journalism major; but the relentless, deadline-driven world of publishing proved a great fit.

 

Lynne subsequently transitioned to Village Voice Media, publisher of LA Weekly and other newspapers, where she rose to vice president and general manager. That role allowed her to do what she does best — successfully wear many hats. From managing strategic operations to leading system conversions and publication redesigns, Lynne was part of it all during the publisher’s heyday of music, arts, film and cultural coverage.

 

Seeking a change of scenery, Lynne landed in Missoula as the general manager of the Missoula Independent newspaper, where she was later promoted to publisher. We are fortunate that after 10 years at the Independent she sought new challenges at a time when our agency was growing quickly. Lynne’s natural drive and big-picture understanding of operations have proven invaluable as we have taken on increasingly complex projects for national clients. Lynne helps keep client work moving out the door and into the world — and the agency moving in a positive direction.

CONVERSATION STARTERS

Lynne’s happy to share everything that’s wonderful about spending time in historic Philipsburg. (Hint: That list doesn’t include the “joys” of working on a 125-year-old fixer upper.)

 

Ask her about her (former) pet black widow. And the hundreds that followed. We dare you.

 

Do you prefer your toilet paper to roll over or under? No topic is too mundane for a lively debate with Lynne.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Missoula Economic Partnership board member (past)
United Way of Missoula County president, board member (past)
Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce executive committee member, board member (past)
Montana Newspaper Association board member (past)
Missoula Downtown Association committee member (past)
Leadership Missoula 28 planning committee member, planning committee chair (past)

EDUCATION

University of Missouri B.A., psychology with a minor in marketing
University of Southern California certificates in leadership and training effectiveness

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