Lynn Lohr spent fifteen years as Executive Director of the Consultative Group on Biological Diversity (CGBD), now Biodiversity Funders Group. Under her tenure, the Climate and Energy Funders Group, the Gulf of California and Mexico Funders, the Funders of the Amazon Basin, and the Environmental Defenders Fund were all formed at CGBD.
Lynn spent 15 years in the professional theater in Saint Paul, Minnesota, where with her husband, playwright Lance Belville, she founded the History Theatre, dedicated to doing all new plays based on social issues, history, and folklore, which in 2020 completed its 42nd season. She oversaw its growth to its present 597 seat home and received awards from the Twin Cities Drama Critics Circle and American Association for State and Local History.
In 2016, Lynn resumed directing, producing, and acting winning rave reviews at the New York International Fringe Festival for her direction of Belville’s play, “Qaddafi’s Cook” and similar accolades in the Minnesota Fringe Festival and the KC Fringe for his “Atlanta Burning, Sherman’s Shadows.” In 2019, she directed the sold out hit “Scott and Zelda, The Beautiful Fools,” another Belville play, for Ross Valley Players, Marin. “Qaddafi’s Cook” was featured in London’s West End in January 2020 as part of The Actors Centre’s Latin American Season.
Since transitioning from the Biodiversity Funders Group in November 2017, Lynn has consulted as a “story wrangler” for PFC Social Impact Advisors using her interviewing and writing skills to narrate lives of social change.