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“Jane is a highly skilled strategic communications consultant with indepth understanding of international communications.  She successfully provided valuable management consulting and advice regarding structuring of European and Asian communications operations.  I would not hesitate to hire her again.”  Wendy Grover, SVP Corporate Communications, global online travel company

“Jane shared her invaluable expertise with two Auburn, WA community organizations: the Auburn Symphony Orchestra (ASO) and the Auburn Tourism Board (ATB).  Jane’s enthusiasm for and belief in each organization was pivotal in empowering them to believe in themselves and realize their potential. She helped them focus on their mission and develop plans, clearly define expectations and utilize the strengths of the individuals involved.  Jane did an excellent job for us, and I consider it a privilege to give her my highest recommendation for any future opportunities.”   Mayor Peter B. Lewis, City of Auburn, Washington State

“The City of Auburn contracted with Jane to work with the Auburn Tourism Board, which I chair. The group was struggling to find its way.  Over several months Jane worked with us to clearly define the Board’s role, brought together the tourism-related businesses into a collaborating group, and encouraged us to think outside of the box.  She helped us to develop creative strategic partnerships and marketing materials that are getting rave reviews. She recognized the priority of first educating our local people on the importance of tourism for the economic well-being of our City, and that strategy has been incredibly effective.  In short, Jane focused our efforts and took us to a whole new level.   It is not easy to turn the big ship of government around and point it in a new direction. Jane was undaunted by the task.” Sue Singer, Mayor Pro-tem, City of Auburn, WA

“Jane is one of the most creative professionals I have ever had the pleasure of working with.  Her excellent organizational and communication skills have kept a very diverse group, such as ours, focused and motivated.  Under her leadership, we have formed lasting and invaluable partnerships that now share a common goal.  We have a clear vision and direction for our future thanks to Jane.  Her enthusiasm is also truly contagious.”  Debbie Luce, Executive Director, Auburn Downtown Association, Member of the ATB

“The Auburn Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 10th anniversary season in 2007 with a remarkable concert at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall.  This concert’s success would not have been possible without Jane Baxter Lynn’s in-depth knowledge of marketing, public relations and media communications.  Her tireless work to oversee and organize the many operations necessary for the success of such an ambitious project ensured a spectacular result.  She helped us raise the initial $100,000 necessary to cover the cost of the event and then went on to deliver a surplus of some $37,000 from box-office receipts and sponsorships, which continues to allow the ASO to operate without a deficit.” Stewart Kershaw, co-founder, music director and conductor, Auburn Symphony Orchestra

“I worked with Jane Baxter Lynn for about four years. I was not only impressed with her organizational skills, but also her ability to focus a very diverse group of executives on important goals.  To put Jane’s accomplishments at the LIWC into perspective, it is well to note when she accepted the position the group was in complete disarray.  Several leading wineries, including my own, had resigned from the Council and were seriously considering starting their own group.  Several years later, every LI winery was a member thanks to Jane’s persuasiveness.  She was also responsible for starting an associate membership category that allows restaurateurs and retailers to join our activities.” R.J. Palmer, Owner, Palmer Vineyard; President, Long Island Wine Council

“In her capacity as Executive Director of the Long Island Wine Council, Jane’s personable nature and strong leadership skills served her well in her ability to create and communicate focused messages on behalf of our industry.  In addition to serving as a facilitator and conduit for winery owners and their staff to interact with each other, she also implemented many innovative initiatives.  Under her tenure, her role as spokesperson and image builder for the industry truly catapulted the region to another level.” Jacqueline M. Entenmann, Owner, Martha Clara Vineyards; LIWC Board member

"I have known Jane Baxter Lynn for many years and have watched her make her mark in New York, Washington State and Texas. Jane oversaw marketing and communications for the Long Island Wine Council when the organization was sponsoring The James Beard Awards, and I was impressed with her initiatives.  We have stayed in touch as her career has taken her across the country and I am confident anything she takes on will be a huge success." Melanie Young, president, M Young Communications

“I enjoyed working with Jane in her role as Executive Vice President, TourismRoi. She is one of the brightest, forward thinking marketing minds in the business. Her professionalism is only exceeded by her drive and determination!” Chicke Fitzgerald, Founder, Executive Girlfriend's Group

“I first met Jane Baxter Lynn in Brussels, Belgium in the 1980s when she was actively involved with both the International Association of Business Communicators (President, Belgium Chapter) and the International Public Relations Association.  Jane is one of the most professional, organized people I know and is someone you can trust completely to get a job done.  There is never any wasted motion getting Jane “up to speed” on a new initiative. She brings experience and value to every assignment.” Carolyn Raffa Fazio, ECAM, Chair and CEO, Fazio International Ltd.

“Jane is a creative and strategic thinker; an effective people and project manager, and an accomplished leader.  Her combined corporate and association backgrounds give her unique insight into the internal workings of organizations.  Her ability to accurately access both people and situations makes her both an effective executive and mediator.”  Craig Smith, Vice President, Business Integration, Bass Hotels & Resorts

“Jane Baxter Lynn’s pragmatic approach to building organizational awareness of the communications process is unique in my experience.  Under Jane’s leadership, communications became a competitive advantage for HFS and its subsidiaries.”  Bob Zapletal, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, HFS Incorporated (now Cendant Corporation)

“Jane understands the impact of good communications on building business; more importantly, she knows how to create great public relations efforts to build your business.  Her global experience has given her insights and connections that are hard to replicate.”  Reas Kondraschow, Managing Director, Ramada International

“Jane was professional, fast and had a good view on strategic as well as tactical measures needed to position WTTC with its diverse audiences.  Her international experience gives her an excellent perspective on the challenges and opportunities in a globalizing world.”  Geoffrey Lipman, President, World Travel & Tourism Council

“In addition to her management of the World Travel & Tourism Council’s public relations and communications efforts, Jane was especially adept at working with CEOs from around the world, who comprise the WTTC membership.  She is a leader, always proactive, and always with a keen insight for what needs to be done and how to get it done.”  Roger W. Conner, Vice President, Communications, Marriott International, Inc.

“Jane led the restructuring of Budget’s public relations role, making it an integral part of the marketing function.  This repositioning led to increased brand awareness and competitive positioning.” John Power, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Budget Rent a Car

“Jane is a public relations professional who, whilst working for me at Holiday Inn, brought a new, broad-reaching approach to communications in the Europe, Middle East & Africa region.  She demonstrated an innovative and creative way of developing communications as a business tool.”  Alan Parker, Managing Director, Whitbread Hotel Company (formerly Managing Director, Holiday Inn Worldwide – EMEA)

“Jane is very global, very well-connected in her field, always helpful, very hard-working and extremely experienced.  She is eminently capable of giving wise counsel and strategic insights about public relations.” Susan Carey, Airlines & Tourism Reporter, Wall Street Journal

“As a journalist on the receiving end of Jane’s efforts for the past decade, I know her to be efficient and accurate.  She’s proactive and does her homework first, which means she gets results.” Gill Upton, Editor-in-Chief, Business Traveller magazine

“Jane has been a vital asset to Canine Companions for Independence (CCI).  As a volunteer she used her PR expertise to generate significant contact and results with major sports organizations, national television network shows, and other powerful publicity outlets.  The communications efforts of any enterprise would be in good hands if those hands belong to Jane.”  Jennifer Conroy, National Director of Development, CCI