LYNN R. WURTH

Lynn WurthUsing her leadership, organizational and people skills, Lynn R. Wurth became involved in her profession through her faith; she prayed for guidance, and was led in the right direction. She began her professional life as the president of Newman Auto Glass in Phoenix in 1958, remaining in this position for 18 years before becoming the Phoenix branch manager of National Auto Glass from 1976 to 1978. She then served the Data Corporation as an account representative from 1978 to 1981 and Computer Graphics as an account/sales representative from 1981 to 1985. Most recently, Ms. Wurth was the advertising and business manager for The Catholic Sun from 1985 to 2004.

Prior to the start of her career, Ms. Wurth pursued a formal education Bowling Green University in Ohio, earning a diploma in business in 1956. She then matriculated at Phoenix Junior College, now known simply as Phoenix College, where she completed coursework between 1978 and 1980. Ms. Wurth was mentored by Marge Injasoulian. She was a friend who convinced her to work for The Catholic Sun, although she was not Catholic herself.

Outside of her primary trade, Ms. Wurth has maintained involvement with numerous organizations related to her field. She was president of the National Association of Insurance Women from 1982 to 1983 and governor of Soroptimist International of the Americas from 1984 to 1986. Additionally, she served as coordinator of the now-disbanded Ventured Club in 1985, and was active with the Catholic Press Association, the Associated Church Press and the Arizona Newspaper Association. Ms. Wurth also participates with her local church.

The factors or attributes that Ms. Wurth feels have played a role in her success is her stellar people skills. Her joy is to always smile and be happy because there is no alternative. She is a Christian with Christian beliefs, and she starts everyday with her “God talk,” meaning that in the morning, she takes her coffee and dog and goes outside every day to have her talk with God. She wants life to be fair and certainly wants to treat people fairly. What Ms. Wurth has learned over the course of her career that has most benefited her in her professional growth is to be fair to people and to be honest. She encourages others to follow their true self and keep learning, and she tries to learn one thing new every day.

A former softball player, Ms. Wurth was notably inducted into the Softball Hall of Fame. Her other accolades include a listing in the first edition of Who’s Who in the Media and Communication. Now in retirement, Ms. Wurth resides in Phoenix, where she has been known to enjoy hobbies such as golfing, theater and music.

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