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.
I am proud to be part of the dedicated team that works to save lives globally, including in my country of Sierra Leone. I still remember the day in 2010 I came for the job interview and saw in the lobby the photos of the smiling kids Edesia was helping. That’s when I knew I’d found a special place where I could give back all my blessings to those who were in the midst of a struggle to survive. After more than a decade of watching the company grow and have such a big impact on the lives of malnourished children, there’s still nowhere else I’d rather be.