With the Dallas International Film Festival less than a month old, Lynn McBee has been named the new chairman of the board of directors for the Dallas Film Society. In addition to the Dallas Film Society, Lynn is also currently chairing The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Tocqueville Society and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Opening Weekend Celebration.
“We are thrilled that Lynn is taking the lead as chairman of the board of directors at Dallas Film Society,” said Dallas Film Society President Tanya Foster. “Her love of film coupled with her vast volunteer and leadership background are exactly what we need to take our organization to the next level. There is no stone left unturned when it comes to working with Lynn. Her determination and willingness to succeed make her the ‘secret sauce’ to the Dallas Film Society.”
Lynn is also Chairman Emeritus and Life Member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Association, Board Member, The Visiting Nurse Association Foundation, Board Member, The Trinity Trust, Board member, The Salvation Army, Immediate Past Chairman and Board member of TACA, UTD Center for Brain Health Board of Directors, Chi Omega Foundation National Board Trustee, Children’s Medical Center Foundation Trustee, The Chiapas Project Board of Directors, Dallas Historical Society Trustee, AT&T Performing Arts Center President’s Advisory Council, Dallas County Community College District Foundation Board member, The Family Place Foundation, Vice Chairman of the Dallas Film Society Board, Community Partners of Dallas Advisory Board, Heroes for Children Advisory Board, Launchability Community Advisory Board, member of the Crystal Charity Ball, Sweetheart Ball, associate member of The Cattle Baron’s Ball, member of the Dallas Woman’s Club, Hesitation Club and the Junior Group of the Marianne Scruggs Garden Club.
She is a past President of the Junior League of Dallas, Chairman of the Cattle Baron’s Ball, Chairman of TACA, Junior League of Dallas Ball, TACA Silver Cup Awards Luncheon, Genesis Women’s Shelter Mother’s Day Luncheon, The Salvation Army Fall Luncheon, The Dallas Historical Society Awards for Excellence Luncheon, Community Partners of Dallas Chairman of the Board, The Family Place Partners Auxiliary Board President, Chairman of the Partners Card Fundraiser, and Chairman of the Chi Omega Christmas Market. She is a graduate of Leadership Dallas and Legacy Dallas and was a 2006 finalist for the Texas Trailblazer Award.
This fall, she will be honored at the Presbyterian Foundation Luncheon with the “Each Moment Matters” Award. She will also receive the 2011 “Real Women, Real Girls” Award from the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, and the 2012 ”Partners for Children Award” from Community Partners of Dallas.
McBee is a seventh-generation Texan and is the great, great, great, great-granddaughter of Emily Austin, sister to Stephen F. Austin, The Father of Texas. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She has been employed as a consultant with New England Biolabs, a privately held Biotech firm, for 19 years. Additionally, she is a principal in GenTest, Texas, exclusive distributor of OncoVue.
The one thing that Lynn doesn’t have is spare time.