Adrienne comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her great-grandfather opened a small community grocery store during the Great Depression in Hartsville, South Carolina. Her grandfather started a USDA-approved meat processing plant and organic farm during the height of the Civil Rights era. His company went on to become one of the first 8(a) certified businesses in South Carolina. Continuing on the entrepreneur path, her father, Dr. Louis B. Lynn, a former R&D executive at Monsanto, went on to open the largest minority-owned Commercial Landscape and Construction company in South Carolina. To say that small business holds a special place in Adrienne’s heart is an understatement.
Adrienne started her career in Corporate at Sonoco Products Company as a Sales Associate. She then went on to utilize her Packaging degree as Research Engineer at Sonoco headquarters working on the iconic Pringles and Pillsbury brands. Adrienne continued her career at Campbell Soup Company where she progressively moved up in Packaging positions with key development and leadership roles focused on packaging improvements, cost savings, and production line efficiency improvements. She holds multiple patents in packaging and process improvements from her tenures at Sonoco and Campbell Soup Company.
When her husband, Philip, had a career opportunity to relocate from Philadelphia to Georgia, Adrienne joined ENVIRO AgScience as Chief Operations Officer, the company her father founded in 1985. There she learned the nuances and challenges between Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.
To open the inaugural IMAGE Studios in Georgia will allow Adrienne to continue in the same robust entrepreneur spirit that has run in her family for four generations.
Adrienne holds a degree in Packaging from Clemson University. She currently serves as Chair of the Clemson University Board of Visitors and is an active member of her kids PTA.