SheCan Women’s Conference

Thursday, May 7th, 2024

Odessa Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
305 E. 5th Street

The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the second annual SheCan International Women’s Day Conference.

Longtime Chamber Employee and Community Volunteer

2023 Honoree – Lynn Van Amburgh

Lynn was born in San Antonio and grew up in Lubbock, graduating from Monterey High School in 1977. She was raised by a single mother, who always taught her to be honest and treat others like you want to be treated.

During her junior year in high school, Lynn began working at Taco Villa in Lubbock when it first opened. That experience taught her the importance of teamwork and not to be afraid of long hours and hard work, skills you learn when working in the restaurant business.

She credits her customer service work ethic to her mother and to Bobby Cox!

After graduating high school, Lynn went to work full time for Taco Villa, traveling to new location openings to train employees and help get the stores up and running. It was at one of the grand openings in Alamogordo, New Mexico where she met Craig Van Amburgh, a young marketing professional who was working for Freeland and Associates, coordinating an appearance with a Dallas Cowboy player, Golden Richards.

In 1978, Lynn moved to Odessa and married Craig. She continued to work for Taco Villa until their first born, Gabriel, was born in 1980. Five years later, their second son, Grant, was born. Once the children were in school, Lynn started working at ECISD for a couple of years, followed by Proteus Hair Salon. In 1998, Lynn began working at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce as the receptionist. She worked her way up in the organization, working in the Economic Development Department for six years. In 2006, Lynn moved to the Operations Department, serving as Director of Operations until her retirement in September of 2022.

Lynn has volunteered for many organizations, including Pilot Club, United Way, Pink the Basin and First United Methodist Church. Lynn and Craig love to travel and see the world, as well as spend time with their two granddaughters, Fionna and Georgie.

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