Lyn Schultes Franco is a communications strategist with over 15 years of journalism, public relations and marketing experience. Before joining the Foundation as its Director of Communications, Lyn worked at both global marketing agencies — including Ogilvy and FleishmanHillard — and small, start-up consultancies to develop award-winning public awareness and advocacy campaigns for mission-driven organizations. A writer at heart, Lyn began her career as a reporter at The Miami Herald and producer at ABC News and FOX News.
She comes from a military family — her father is a retired US Marine Corps officer and Vietnam Veteran — and is passionate about advocating for military families and Veteran caregivers. Throughout her career, she has managed over a dozen projects for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aimed at raising awareness and driving utilization of VA healthcare and mental health services for Veterans and their families.
Lyn earned her Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations from the University of Miami and her Masters of Science (MSc) in European Studies from the London School of Economics. She lives in Alexandria, VA with her husband, a former Marine, and their daughter.