Southwestern has appointed Aaron Lynn president of its school fund-raising company Great American Opportunities, effective July 1.
The news comes just days after Southwestern Co.’s announcement that Dustin Hillis would replace Henry Bedford as the family of companies’ CEO. Hillis’ first act in that capacity has been to promote Lynn, according to a release.
In the role, Lynn will focus his efforts on talent recruitment, company sales growth, management of a sales team of more than 300 and development of Great American Opportunities’ culture.
Since joining Great American in 2011, Lynn has distinguished himself as the youngest $1 million producer in the company’s history and its top sales representative two consecutive years. According to the release, Lynn led his team in growing their personal sales by more than 50 percent last year.
“With his grandfather, Ralph Lynn, being one of the founders of the fundraising industry, you could say that fundraising is part of Aaron’s DNA,” Bedford said in the release. “Aaron is an exceptional leader and has contributed to the success of our company through his ability to recruit exceptional sales people, effectively manage top producing teams and drive significant results for his customers. We look forward to his continued success in his new role.”