Meet the Team.
After leading exceptional B2B companies with iconic consumer brands for the past 25 years, Lynn Utter has transitioned fully to advisory work. Lynn currently serves as an Independent Director for two publicly traded companies, Lincoln National Corporation and Vista Outdoor, and serves as an Operating Partner for Atlas Holdings, LLC. Lynn also moderates leadership seminars at The Aspen Institute and teaches in the University of Texas’ Executive Education program.
Lynn’s career is grounded in distribution and supply chain excellence. Her reputation was built in the food and beverage sector, having served as the Chief Executive Officer of First Source LLC, the largest packager and distributor of candy and specialty foods in the United States, and at Coors Brewing Company where she held roles including Chief Strategy Officer, President of Coors’ Distributing Company, and Group VP over Coors’ container manufacturing joint ventures. Lynn’s career also includes senior roles Knoll Office, PepsiCo/Frito Lay, and Strategic Planning Associates.
Lynn has served on four public company boards of directors and has chaired the board of a privately held industrial company. She has also 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. Lynn received a bachelor's degree in business administration from The University of Texas’ Business Honors Program, and she earned an MBA from Stanford. Lynn is a member of the 2003 Class of the Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute.
Andrew Kamara is the VP of Operations, where he manages the manufacturing side of Edesia, overseeing manufacturing, quality and logistics/warehouse. Andrew has been with Edesia for 13 years and has served in many different positions across the organization.
Prior to Edesia, Andrew spent two years working for Coca Cola Enterprises as a mid-level Distribution Resource overseeing deliveries, storage and distribution of a wide range of bottled soft drinks. Andrew also spent six years working for United Natural Foods as a Quality Assurance Specialist and a grocery/ repackaging Supervisor.
Andrew studied Political Science & International relations from the University of Connecticut and has an Advance Diploma in Electronics from NIIT Accra, Ghana.