Lynne Bohan

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Bohan,-LynneLynne Bohan

Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs

Years with company: 16 years

Education degrees and professional/volunteer organizations:

  • BA Simmons College, 1992
  • President, Charles Hood Scholarship Fund
  • Board Member of Milk Processors Education Program (MilkPep)
  • Appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts to serve on the Massachusetts Dairy Farm Revitalization Task Force and currently serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board.
  • Active member of the International Dairy Foods Association’s Member Media Network, Dairy Management Inc.’s Common Voice Network, the Northeast Dairy Foods Association, and the Government Affairs Committee of the Massachusetts Food Association.

Mentors and how have they assisted you in your career: I have several personal and professional mentors who have encouraged me to be persistent and confident.

What are you most proud of in your career achievements? Do you have a defining moment oyour career to date? I don’t have a single defining moment but there have been several events and occasions that have challenged me and helped me develop as a professional and a person.  Dealing with issues management and crises have been the biggest challenges.

Advice for upcoming younger executives:
Same advice I give my daughters:

  • Be kind
  • Be confident
  • Be honest
  • There is great satisfaction in doing things you THINK you cannot do
  • Work hard
  • Self-entitlement is an ugly attribute
  • There is no such thing as work/life balance
  • Good things happen when you “go for it.”

Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, running.