Lynne Bowman currently serves as a Senior Regional Field Director working in the eighteen state Northeast - Mid Atlantic - Midwest region. Lynne brings to HRC tremendous experience organizing for LGBT equality, most recently as Director of State and Member Services with the Equality Federation, the coalition of state-based LGBT advocacy organizations. Before that, Lynne served as co-chair of the Federation’s board of directors and for more than five years was founding executive director of Equality Ohio. In addition to her experience with LGBT organizing, Lynne has worked in the electoral arena as the manager of Lee Fisher’s 2010 U.S. senate campaign in Ohio. Before moving to the political and organizing arena, she worked for seventeen years in leadership roles in the developmental disabilities field.
A graduate of Otterbein College with degrees in both Psychology and Music Theory & Composition, she later returned to study business and went on to receive a Master of Arts in Administration from Central Michigan University.
Lynne will be based in Columbus, Ohio, but will spend time every month in the D.C. office and traveling in her region.