C. Lynn McNair

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C. Lynn McNair

In 2001 the "Joint Center, today announced the appointment of C. Lynn McNair as vice president for philanthropic partnerships. She succeeds William A. Allen and will be responsible for the Joint Center's fundraising and public/private partnership efforts. This marks a return to the Joint Center for McNair who previously served as its director and deputy director of development from 1990 to 1995...

"Ms. McNair was formerly the director of fund development and corporate programs at the National Governors' Association (NGA). During her tenure, she created a corporate governing board for NGA's private sector program, as well as the organization's roundtable discussions between governors and private sector leadership on public policy and state and international issues. She also created Corporate Fellow Advisory Groups for NGA's Center for Best Practices and planned and led a successful endowment raising more than $2.1 million for the Center.

"In addition to serving as the Joint Center's director and deputy director of development, her past positions include deputy director of financial development at OEF International, associate director of foundation and corporate relations at Youth for Understanding International Exchange, and program associate at the South-East Consortium for International Development.

"Ms. McNair holds a master of science degree in international affairs from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a bachelor of arts degree in French and Multinational Corporate Studies from Upsala College (East Orange, NJ). She also earned certificates of accomplishment from the Texaco Management Institute and Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In addition, she attended the Executive Leadership Institute run by Indiana and Purdue universities and the Universite d'Aix-Marseille (Aix-en-Provence, France)." [1]

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  1. C. Lynn McNair, Joint Center Appoints New Vice President for Philanthropic Partnerships, accessed July 22, 2009.