The board of trustees is pleased to welcome Lynn Selby to lead Caroline Center as executive director, effective December 17, 2018. A senior strategist and thought leader with more than 20 years of experience in workforce development public policy and government relations, Ms. Selby is the founder and principal of The Reed & Selby Consulting Group, LLC, a local firm that provides public and private sector consultation in economic and workforce development, strategic planning and facilitation, and board development and training. Lynn Selby is an alumna of Morgan State University who holds a bachelor’s degree in political science; and, she is an MBA candidate, who will be conferred at the University of Maryland University College in December.
Prior to coming to Caroline Center, Ms. Selby served as executive director of the Governor’s Workforce Investment Board in Maryland; as senior director of business partnerships with LRG, Inc., a consulting and public affairs firm based in Alexandria, Virginia; and, as center director for the Eastside Career Center for the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. In these professional roles, she has assisted in securing more than $15M to help fund federal and statewide employment strategies and training initiatives, Job Corps Center career development training programs, and workforce studies in healthcare.
Lynn Selby is the recipient of many prestigious employment and workforce development awards and recognitions, including the “Above and Beyond Award of Excellence” from the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. As a member and past trustee of the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, Ms. Selby’s expertise runs the gamut from key stakeholder relationship building to program management and evaluation to public policy advocacy, strategy development, budgeting and finance, fundraising and grant management, and team building and leadership development.
As we welcome Lynn Selby to Caroline Center, we also wish to extend our sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude to Tom Bonderenko, who has served as Caroline Center’s interim executive director since this past April. Tom’s exceptional stewardship and willingness to share his considerable expertise with us – all with grace and good humor – stood Caroline Center in very good stead during the search process. We could not have asked for a better leader than Tom Bonderenko during this important time of transition.
I hope that you will join us in warmly welcoming Lynn Selby to Caroline Center. Together, we look forward to the many ways Lynn’s leadership will help keep Caroline Center strong, vital, and available to women in Baltimore who are seeking positive change for themselves and their families through the education, career skills training, and opportunities for academic and career advancement that we are blessed, with your support, to be able to provide.
Mary Anne O’Donnell, SSND Associate
Chair, Caroline Center Board of Trustees