Lynn M. Utter

Chief Executive Officer
First Source

Lynn M. Utter - CEO First Source

Lynn Utter is chief executive officer of First Source, a leader in packaging and distribution of specialty candies, nuts and snacks throughout the United States. During her tenure, she has led the integration of three merged companies and their sales, marketing, sourcing and distribution organizations into a single enterprise. 

Prior to joining First Source, she served as global president and chief operating officer of Knoll, Inc. where she managed the global designer and workplace furniture company’s rebound from the global recession. She has also held several executive positions at the Coors Brewing Company, including chief strategy officer.

Utter has served as a director for WESCO International, a Pittsburgh-based Fortune 500 industrial distribution company, since 2006 and as a director for private equity-backed Merchants Metals since 2015. She also has served as a member of the Board of Overseers for the Henry Crown Fellowship at The Aspen Institute, The University of Texas, and the United Way. She recently co-chaired the Stanford Graduate School of Business Task Force on Women.

Utter received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Business Honors Program at The University of Texas, and earned an MBA from Stanford.