LOS ANGELES, CA—Lynne Doll, president of leading Los Angeles independent The Rogers Group and a respected public relations and crisis communications counselor, died August 3 of a stroke at Glendale Adventist Medical Center in California. She had battled cancer for three years and was cancer-free at the time of her death. Doll was 48.
For more than 25 years, Lynne was instrumental in expanding the breadth of TRG's expertise and leading a series of high-profile and award-winning campaigns for major corporations, brands and government agencies. She was known for her handling of crisis public relations and risk management challenges, and also directed the agency's public sector practice, serving as a key strategist for award-winning social marketing campaigns on issues such as health, environment, education and early childhood development.
In addition, Doll’s passion for community causes and volunteerism was a driving force behind the development of the agency's community involvement program, which encourages staff to contribute time, talent and money to organizations in need, with support from TRG.
"Lynne was one of a kind," said Ron Rogers, chairman of TRG. "For 25 years, I have treasured our friendship and our mutual trust, loyalty and business partnership. I have always admired her and will miss her beyond measure."
Lynne served on the boards of directors for Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and The DAISY Foundation. Earlier, she served on the national and regional boards of directors for the National Conference for Community & Justice, an organization that fights bigotry and racism, as well as the Los Angeles Fire Department Community Advisory Committee and the Advisory Council for the president of CSUN.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lynne was married for 24 years to David Lans, and had a 13-year-old daughter, Natalie. She also is survived by her mother, Carol Doll, and three sisters.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lynne's name to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and/or The DAISY Foundation. Services will be held at Forest Lawn Glendale on Friday, August 13.