Lynn Lytle Downing was vice president/director of public relations for a national consumer products advertising agency, account executive for the world's largest advertising agency, handled public relations for non-profits such as United Way, worked as a journalist for a daily newspaper, as well as writing for many major national magazines. She has won many awards for her work. Clients included McDonald's, Kenner Toys, Totes, Original Cookie Co., Huffy Bicycles (during the Olympics), Murray Bicycles, Clopay, Motophoto, Federated Department Stores (Bloomingdales, Macy's, etc.) among many others. She also promoted international bicycle races, national tennis tournaments, new product releases, etc. She works closely with husband Robert to determine which programs and projects their foundation will support.