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Lynn Heinzerling Stinson

January 1, 2019

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Five generations of successful family entrepreneurs have taught Lynn the value of free enterprise, a deep faith, and a strong code of ethics.

Hired by Guardsmark LLC, as the first female account representative in the United States, the same qualities that insured her success were a major factor in the rigorous hiring process. Working with retired Secret Service, FBI agents and top law enforcement officials of corporate security, Lynn’s background leant itself to continued success.

A career in photojournalism has led Lynn to prestigious awards and recognition for over 32 years. Her work is featured nationally and in private collections throughout the country. When Sports Illustrated published a photograph by Lynn, its double page coverage was ranked as one of the year’s top ten photos by the S.I. photo department.

Volunteering has always brought Lynn to significant Board positions. Awarded the Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 1990, and Co-Chairing two successful International Scholarship Showcase fundraisers became the catalyst for an invitation to join Northwood University’s Michigan Board of Governors’, where she served for 13 years. Actively involved with Northwood University since enrolling in 1965, Lynn’s enthusiasm for all that Northwood University embodies, has brought many into the Northwood family of friends.

Lynn’s dedication to music and literacy inspired the “Barefoot Ballerina Project” in memory of her late mother Dee Heinzerling, author and composer of the The Barefoot Ballerina. Over 10,000 copies of the book, music and teddy bear have been given to children’s charities, hospitals, and schools nationwide. Its message of “never giving up” has been a family trait for generations. Lynn is the proud parent of Christopher Hunt Stinson, a successful second-generation Northwood University graduate.

Her core belief is that her faith is the basis of her happiness, supply and strength.