Before starting her consulting business Alexxus Design, Lynn Rutan was Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for two local construction companies, Director of Marketing for a local geotechnical engineering firm, and receptionist and marketing rep for another local general contractor.
n her past life, Lynn worked for many years in the retail industry, and spent 13 years in banking, winning awards for top sales and top customer service.
is a 18-year veteran in the A/E/C industry.
he is past president of the Tampa Bay and Southwest Florida chapters of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and has been the only president nominated for "President of the Year" on the national level, in the chapter's 14 year history.
ynn has held virtually every board and committee position, and has been involved with the SMPS Tampa Bay Charity Golf Tournament for nine years, chairing the event for six of those years.
Lynn has been a panelist for "Women in Construction", a founding member of "Women in Architecture," and currently serves on the Design-Build committee for AIA of Tampa Bay.
is a member of the Florida Education Facilities & Planning Association
, an allied member of AIA Tampa Bay
, and a graduate of Dale Carnegie.
is frequently asked to do presentations for groups such as SMPS
, the National Association of Women
in Construction (NAWIC), Women
in Architecture Tampa Bay, private architectural and construction firms, and Hillsborough Community College
In November 2002, Lynn
became a "big sister" in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pinellas program.
Upon meeting her
then eight-year old "little sister" Alexxus
, an immediate bond was formed between the two of them.
Their friendship and relationship continues today.
Lynn credits Alexxus
for making her
a better person, and Alexxus continues to be the driving force behind her
resides in Clearwater.