What a great time we had seeing our very own Lindsey step to the podium to accept a 20 Under 40 Award at the Eugene Hilton last night! Lindsey is one of 20 young professionals under the age of 40 doing great things at work and in the community.
After quickly climbing the ranks from an entry-level Account Coordinator three years ago to Production Manager today, Lindsey manages the day-to-day operations of CAWOOD’s creative departments.
Perhaps the most astounding professional aspects of Lindsey are her quick and significant growth, her leadership and her follow through. She’s like a sponge, always absorbing information and feedback and incorporating it into her work. Relying on her strong organizational skills and attention to detail, Lindsey excels in her position. And there’s no limit to where she will go.
A champion for change, Lindsey carries a torch for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Over the last two years, she has dedicated an amazing about of time and energy to Oregon Imaging Centers’ “Go Pink in the Park” events. These fundraisers brought in thousands of dollars to assist women in Lane County who cannot afford annual mammograms, or who’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Always positive and sincere, Lindsey embraced each event with passion. Donating hours of work for weeks on end, she coordinated all of the details, often working late into the night – all with the goal of raising the awareness of breast cancer and early detection. There have been several smaller events in association with Go Pink, and Lindsey has taken the lead on all of them. She has worked hard to find ways to make the topic of breast cancer lighthearted and fun to engage people and get the conversation started.
As soon as Lindsey learned that Komen was bringing Race for the Cure to Eugene in 2010, she volunteered to serve on the steering committee. Spurred by her enthusiasm, CAWOOD signed on to donate pro bono PR services to generate local interest in the event. In addition to leading CAWOOD’s pro bono efforts, Lindsey plans to donate hundreds of hours of her own time.
Most recently, Lindsey signed up to be a volunteer mentor through the University of Oregon Alumni Association, working with students who are charting their career paths. Having only been on the job three years, she offers students and recent graduates a unique perspective on the work world.
In her personal life, Lindsey nurtures a commitment to friends, family and her alma mater, the University of Oregon – she’s a huge Ducks fan!
An ideal role model, Lindsey is an up-and-coming, well-rounded young professional. Her work ethic, commitment and desire to grow will continue to reap rewards for herself, CAWOOD and our community.
Way to go, Lindsey!