Lynda Welte is president of Blueprints For GREEN Design, manufacturers' representatives. With over 25 years of hospitality sales, procurement and manufacturing experience, she is based in northern Virginia.
She is energized by her successful fundraising and programming experience and brings to life the power of networking in seminars at colleges, universities and businesses.
Founding committee member and past president of the Washington, DC Chapter of NEWH, 1999
Recipient of the 2001 and 2015 NEWH Woman of Excellence Award, 2013 Angel Award and nominee for NEWH's historic Woman of the Year Award, NEWH College of Fellows
Member of The Washington Trade Association, The National Association of Purchasing and Management and the Institute of Business Designers
Steering committee for the Cats Benefit held at The National Theatre for the benefit of The Whitman-Walker Clinic, 1997. This was a major fundraiser that combined efforts in the design community with the city of Washington, DC, NIH and the beneficiary
Committee member TOT (Transient Occupancy Tax) Committee of the Loudoun County Visitors Association (LCVA), 2002-2003
Chair the International Community Development Program heading up School from the Heart, a charitable joint venture between NEWH, Inc. and UNICEF
Volunteer at Washington National Cathedral.
Lynda is a consummate networker and mentor. In 2016, she launched Small Talks, a modern, high tech version of 17th century salons. Small Talks brings people of different generations and multiple disciplines to present ideas and exchange thoughts about new business opportunities.
Johns Hopkins University, School of Continuing Studies, Graduate Program, Business Administration, 1989
University of Maryland, Global Campus, Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Business Management and minor in Technology and Management. Dean’s list. 1987
North Carolina State University, Continuing Education Program, Textiles, Certificate of Completion. 1987
US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Export Administration Regulations. Course Certificate of Training. 1985
James Dirmeyer joined Blueprints for GREEN Design to increase project management support. With a background in customer service, project management and technical qualifications, he is a bonus to our operation. Our goal is to increase service levels and foster a bridge of understanding to our manufacturers in design, planning, budgeting, logistics, sampling and production.