Lynette Turner

Senior Associate

Lynette is a Senior Associate with AMS and has been with the firm since 1998. She has over 30 years of experience in the arts and culture sector. This previous experience enables her to provide AMS clients with invaluable insights as they maneuver their way through today’s challenges.

Lynette’s passion is people. She works to ensure all parties are participating and contributing to the process. Lynette has a keen interest in topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion, keeping this at the forefront of her work.  

What is most significant about the work that you do?

I see lives impacted by the arts. From facilities designed to foster inclusion, to organizations ensuring programs address the needs and desires of all segments of the community, in my role as a facilitator I encourage a myriad of voices at the table.

I also drive AMS’s Pathway to Consulting Fellowship program. The first of its kind in the country, it is intended to escalate involvement of individuals from groups that have been underrepresented in the arts and culture consulting field.   

What changes do you see most impacting the sector today?

The importance of EDI and racial equality is an increasing conversation in the field. What is different now, versus a decade ago, is that institutions are taking steps to address these issues.

Any particular clients that stand out to you?

From a strategic plan for San Diego’s Old Globe,  to cultural planning for the Village of Saranac Lake, population 5,000, I learn a lot from working with our clients. As project manager for a cultural center feasibility study for the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico, I came to understand a great deal about this indigenous culture.

How do you spend your spare time?

I am a Positivologist ™ and author of the book The Ten Be’s of Positivity-10 Steps to a More Positive Way of Living. I offer workshops and classes for health and healing, I am also an ordained interfaith/interspiritual minister, which provides a variety of ways to be of service.

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