Lynne Molnar is recognized as a leader in the field of executive transitions, serving her first of nine interim executive director roles in 1999. Since that time, she oversaw the placements of 80 interim and transition consultants through her work with Third Sector New England in Boston and The Support Center in New York.
She brings a wide breadth of experience and understanding to her work with nonprofits. She has founded organizations and services, served as an elected member of the Democratic City Committee in Cambridge, MA.
Highlights from previous IED assignments:
- reorganized its structure, completed a strategic plan and three-year action plan to prepare for the hiring of the permanent Executive Director
- turnaround crisis precipitated by federal investigation; tasks included bringing programs into compliance, establishing financial systems, designing a board retreat and a day-long retreat for staff of 300, served as a consult to senior managers on a variety of issues
- was hired three times as the interim executive director; assessed and implemented a new economic model to mitigate reliance on a dwindling endowment. Programs were restructured to include earned revenue fees, transitioned underfunded programs and redesigned senior management roles
Lynne has an MBA from Boston University and an Ed.M. from Harvard. She began consulting career in 1993, after a 20-year in nonprofit management serving at various times as supervisor, controller and executive director. She conducts workshops on succession planning and executive transitions for consultants, board members and executive directors.