National Association of Professional Women Announces Lynn Oliver As VIP Woman of the Year

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Lynn Oliver is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

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Lynn Oliver has attained the highest level of membership to the National Association of Professional Women as a VIP Women of the Year and has been recognized for outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession.

Ms. Oliver has enjoyed an illustrious acting and singing career for many years. Recently retired, she is still a proud member of the Actor's Equity Association and a former nationally elected counselor, serving for ten years on the governing body of the union. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and was privileged to participate as a voter for the Tony Awards.

Ms. Oliver had a starring role in the Broadway production of Greg Antonacci's Dance With Me and took leading roles in numerous off-Broadway, summer stock, L.O.R.T. and Yale Repertory Theater productions. She performed with Joseph Papp's Public Theater, Playwrights Horizons, the W.P.A., St. Clements, the Theater for the New City and LaMaMa E.T.C., among others. Ms. Oliver often employed her talent for costume design. She worked for Eaves Costume Company and also designed shows for Vinette Carrol, Pearl Lang, The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, Taft-California-Children's Theater and numerous school productions.

For more than a dozen years, Ms Oliver worked in New York and Los Angeles as a theatrical agent representing actors, writers and directors in theater, television and film production. She promoted careers, soliciting auditions, negotiating employment contracts, attending performances and visiting film lots and television tapings.

While working as a theatrical agent, Ms. Oliver realized that she wanted to teach and nurture artists. She decided to return to her familiar home state of Texas where she assumed the highly regarded position of theater arts director at NISD's William Howard Taft High School until her retirement 13 years later. During her tenure, her students won numerous individual and ensemble awards and scholarships both in UIL, one act play meets and at Texas State Thespian Festivals. She is currently lecturing at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

An honored member of the NAPW, Ms. Oliver uses the privileges of her membership to network and develop strong personal and business relationships with other successful women.

The National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a dynamic business network where nearly 500,000 accomplished, professional women come together to interact, exchange ideas and empower themselves. Through the extensive network of close to 400 NAPW Local Chapters nationwide, like-minded members make use of online networking, educational tools and many other valuable privileges of NAPW membership.

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