Lynne Doll passes away

LOS ANGELES: Lynne Doll, president and partner of The Rogers Group, died on August 3 due to complications from a stroke.

LOS ANGELES: Lynne Doll, president and partner of The Rogers Group, died on August 3 due to complications from a stroke. She was 48 years old.

Doll started at The Rogers Group in 1985, and recently, Ron Rogers, chairman of the agency, called hiring Doll the best decision of his career. While at The Rogers Group, Doll handled crisis communications, led the public sector practice, and helped grow and expand the agency's expertise, high-profile clients, and campaigns.

Well-known not only in the Los Angeles area, Doll won several industry awards throughout her career, including "Outstanding Professional" from the Los Angeles Chapter of PRSA. She was also very involved in volunteering and community service, starting The Rogers Group's Community Involvement Program.

"Lynne was one of a kind," Rogers said in a statement from the agency. "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."

Several industry professionals have come forward to express their condolences, including Eric Moses, president of the LA Chapter of PRSA, and Denis Wolcott, founder and president of Los Angeles-based The Wolcott Company, who worked with Doll at The Rogers Group.

Services will be held at Forest Lawn Glendale on August 13 at 2:30pm, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doll's name to Planned Parenthood Los Angeles or The DAISY Foundation. Doll is survived by her husband, David Lans; daughter Natalie; her mother; and three sisters.

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