Lynne Hollyer is an Associate Director in the Industry Alliances Office. In that capacity she works with companies in the life sciences, engineering, software and chemical industries. She came to Berkeley in 2005 after nearly twenty years of working in the private sector. She worked as a negotiator for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in alternative energy development and has worked in the software industry and as a business consultant. Lynne was the Chief Operating Officer of Professional Management Concepts, a firm specializing in the implementation of start-up companies.
Lynne trained with the Conflict Resolution, Research and Research Center in Tacoma Washington as a negotiations instructor and mediator, receiving her certification in 1995. She has taught negotiation and cross-cultural workshops to industry and professional groups, and taught conflict in the workplace courses at Alumni Resources in San Francisco for several years.
Lynne has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina.