Lynne was responsible for the appointments of ambassadors, federal judges and other key positions in the White House of Gerald R. Ford. She was an assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Transportation and served in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency. She had a 16-year career advising municipalities and the federal government on the environmental impacts of large transportation and structural projects including managing consulting offices and a nation-wide contract to build and augment new federal prisons throughout the U.S. Turning her efforts to volunteer work, she served on the governing Boards of First Night Alexandria, The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra (also Executive Director) and co-chaired the prestigious Washington Antiques Show. Lynne hosted a community interview show on Comcast cable television for nearly ten years. She is a graduate of The George Washington University in American Civilization.