Lynn Miller Pease
Chief Executive Officer
“To reach out and bring together diverse leaders (YOU)
Who decide to be servant leaders (ME)
Sharing their talents and passion to transform our community (WE).”
– Lynn Miller Pease
Lynn has a passion for diversity, servant leadership, and the collaborative process. As CEO of Leadership Everyone, Inc (LE), she develops servant leaders to transform communities with the support of her board of directors, staff, alumni, and volunteers. Leading LE since 2003, Lynn has more than 24 years of experience in facilitation, leadership development, civic engagement, and visioning for strategic action. She excels at recognizing and bringing out the talents and passions in people and then bonding them into high-performing teams that can work toward a shared vision.
Lynn’s ability to attract diverse stakeholders to this process—giving all people a voice—has led to more creative, sustainable solutions for community transformation.
For example, Lynn led Leadership Everyone in the design and implementation of the Evansville VOICE and Regional VOICE, the unique community visioning process used to create a shared vision for the entire region and leverage new and pooled resources to grow regional assets, employment, and development. The data gathered from VOICE have been, and continue to be, used to plan long-term goals and direction for the entire Tri-state area.
Lynn’s facilitation and leadership training began in 1988 with Leadership Evansville in Evansville, Indiana. In 2000, she received training through Leadership Evansville in the Indiana Leadership Initiative curriculum, a project supported by the National Association for Community Leadership and Lilly Endowment, Inc. She later studied advanced facilitation and leadership techniques at the Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Lynn conducted her undergraduate studies in RHI Management at Purdue University.
Lynn’s community service includes her roles as past president of the Evansville Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series, past president of the Holly’s House Board of Directors, and past president and founding member of Alhambra Theatre, Inc. Board of Directors. She also served on the Indiana Leadership Association board of directors and the Women’s Equality Day committee.
Lynn has been honored as the recipient of the 2011 ATHENA Award and was named one of the Evansville YWCA’s “100 Women in 100 Years.” As the 2010 recipient of the Sydney and Sadelle Berger Community Service Award, Lynn was recognized as “a tireless community advocate who promotes fairness, inclusion and respect for all.”
In 2015, Lynn was recognized for her innovative community impact by both the Indiana Leadership Association and the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns. Her community visioning efforts received the National Excellence in Innovation Award from the Association of Leadership Programs in 2017. In 2021, she received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, an honor bestowed by the sitting Indiana governor to those who rendered distinguished service to the state or the governor. In 2022, the YWCA of Evansville honored her with a Woman on a Mission award. In 2023, the Evansville NAACP presented Lynn with the Sue Woodson Award.