Lynn’s Why: To challenge perceptions so that others can realize their value and purpose.

“Would you like to partner with us on a pitch?” In 2018, I got the call from my dear pal that Seventh Scout was looking for some help on an RFP. If you knew Rhodes, when he called, the answer was always, “Yes!” What began as a project grew into a partnership morphing Seventh Scout into a nimble digital marketing agency. 

The pandemic was challenging for our agency and clients, but 2021 was particularly cruel as pancreatic cancer took Rhodes away from us just a few months shy of his 50th birthday. As a testament to our team, clients, and passion, Seventh Scout continues on is his spirit to “Be Nice. Make Better.”

Ever since college, I have known that I love advocating for others and leading teams. As the first woman elected Student Body President in the University of Alabama’s history dating back to 1831, I am humbled and proud to have been recognized as one of the 20 Trailblazer’s to have graduated from the University.

After receiving my MBA from the University of Texas top 20 ranked MBA Program, I returned to my hometown of New Orleans to pursue a career in banking and financial services. These experiences and skills help me guide our clients to develop marketing plans that are sound and reasonable matching the expenses to profitability. 

Hurricane Katrina swept me back to Austin in 2005, and ever since then, I have forgotten to move back home. I am grateful to this city for welcoming me back and allowing me to serve on such prestigious boards as our NPR stations KUT and KUTX, The Long Center for the Performing Arts, The Seton 50, and others.

Remaining connected to our community is core to our team and agency. Through the years, our pro-bono Seventh Scout Scholars have included The Hill Country Ride for AIDS, The Austin LGBT Chamber, The Long Center, and more.

Lynn Yeldell