CEO, Gallo Center for the Arts
Lynn Dickerson currently serves as CEO of the Gallo Center for the Arts. She began that position in October, 2009 after a 29 year career in the newspaper business, including six years as Publisher of The Modesto Bee from 2000-2006.
Lynn serves as Past President of Modesto Rotary Club, board member for Stanislaus Community Foundation, board member of Downtown Modesto Partnership, Opportunity Stanislaus, former board member of The Great Valley Center and she represents Arts, Entertainment & Sports on the County CEO’s Focus on Prevention Task Force.
Lynn was awarded the American Legion Citizen of the Year in 2017, the Robert J Cardoza Citizen of the Year award in 2014 by the Modesto Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, she and her family were honored by the Boy Scouts of America – Yosemite Council as their Distinguished Citizens of the Year. She was named Woman of the Year in 2011 for the 25th Assembly District of the State of California by Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen. She was named an Outstanding Woman of Stanislaus County in 2012.
She has served as President of both the California Newspaper Publishers Association and the Texas Daily Newspaper Association.
Lynn, a native Texan, is a Stanislaus County resident by choice and works diligently for its betterment.