Lexington Group AL, Principal
Dorothy Havens is a Principal with The Lexington Group Alabama, a management and consulting business.
She has more than 30 years of progressive experience in sales, management, advertising, marketing, event planning and business management.
has led organizations through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes working in locally owned companies, corporations and non-profits.
Havens most recently held the position of Chief Operating Officer for US Diagnostics, a Huntsville, Alabama-based company.
directed the overall strategic and financial direction of the company, which is a worldwide provider of on-site drug screens and one of the largest privately owned distributors in the country.
Recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing companies in America for years 2008, 2010 and 2011.
Havens held the position as Executive Director of the Alabama Constitution Village Foundation, a 501C-3 organization, where she led the organization in raising funds to support the EarlyWorks Museum Complex.
Through implementing four financially successful community events annually, in nine years she
generated over $4.3 million in gross revenue.
joined the Foundation in 2001 after 18 years at WAFF Television.
Havens joined WAAF Television, an NBC affiliate, in 1983.
Among her significant positions, Havens served as the Vice-President and General Manager, General Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager and Account Executive.
time at WAFF, Havens
increased revenue 78 percent, garnered top revenue market share of five stations in 1999 and 2000, spearheaded the directives for an award-winning news operation and managed a $6.8 million operational budget.
Havens, a community leader, has served as the President of the Rotary Club of Greater Huntsville and was recognized as Rotarian of the Year in 1996.
She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Christian Women's Job Corps and the Crestwood Medical Center Women's Advisory Council.
Havens is a graduate of the Leadership Huntsville/Madison County Class 16.
A native of Huntsville, AL., Havens earned a B.A. degree from Auburn University in 1979.
is married to her
best friend, Calvin, with two grown sons, Nicholas and Caleb, and a recent daughter-in-law, Bethany.
enjoys traveling, reading and jogging with her
golden retriever, Sophie.