President and Chief Executive Officer, Cell Press
Areas of Expertise: Publishing innovation and user-based business models.
As President and CEO of Cell Press, Lynne has successfully grown the reputation and size of the division through bold editorial and commercial strategies, as well as organic product development. Under Lynne’s guidance, Cell Press has demonstrated creativity and leadership on different approaches to publishing and product innovation—providing far-reaching impact within Elsevier and the publishing community.
Lynne’s dedication to scholarly communications is evident from her 30 year history in science and medical publishing. As a medical editor at Churchill Livingstone, she commissioned some of Elsevier’s now best-selling books. At Little Brown, Lynne became Editor in Chief of Medical Books and Vice President. Once launched on her journal career at Elsevier’s Amsterdam office, she focused on the acquisition of society journals and served as The Lancet’s Publishing Director.
Lynne continues to be an active voice in the publishing community. She has been a judge for the Association of American Publishers R. R. Hawkins Award for “outstanding professional, reference or scholarly work” for several years. At the 2005 Society for Scholarly Publishing meeting on the new publishing paradigm, Lynne spoke about the changing economies of publishing. She has also presented on the importance of scientific communities and on journal branding at several editorial conferences.
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