Meet Lynnore Lawton Thames '89

Where do you live?

Brooklyn, NY

What do you do for work currently?

I am the Executive Director of Business Affairs at Disney/ABC negotiating various employment and production relationships, and advising executives on business deal terms and structure.

What did you learn at IC that helped you get to where you are today (personally or professionally)?

My hands-on television and radio courses and co-curricular activities at the campus television and radio stations provided me with an in-depth subject matter expertise of the media business.

How did you get involved with IC after graduating (did you volunteer? Did you speak in a classroom? Attend events?)?

I began volunteering soon after graduating. I became alumni admissions representative, spoke at several events; met with and mentored a number of students; and hired several IC students & grads.

Why do you LOVE IC?

My relationships and experiences at IC directly contributed to my professional success. I’m forever grateful.

Anything else interesting/pertinent that you’d like to include: (Are you close with other alumni? A professor you loved? Student orgs you were involved with?)

I remain close with a number of alum, especially former Amani Gospel singers and IC Unity. I’ve also maintained a close relationship with Park School faculty and previous faculty in the Sports Management/Media major. Two of my favorite people at IC were former Professors, Wayne Blann and Ellen Staurowsky – they were both, (and continue to be) very supportive of me and my career. I’m also proud of being a member of the Alumni Board of Directors and our contributions to IC!