Lynn Happel

SVP, Information Technology & Data Support at Autism Speaks

Lynn Happel joined Autism Speaks in September 2014, holding successive roles in Finance and Data Services. In her previous position as vice president of Finance, she was instrumental in building a best-in-class finance team and supported the organization’s financial reporting and donation processing systems. She has extensive experience in system implementation, data migration and related improvements. Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Ms. Happel was the director of financial operations at Wenner Media LLC, where she managed the accounting, finance and technology teams for nearly 10 years. She was responsible for all financial reporting and related management reports, preparing bank and investor compliance reporting, contract review and negotiation, and development of operating and capital budgets. She put in place powerful financial systems and interfaces between various ad serving and billing systems. Prior to that, she was a divisional controller at Springer Science and Business Media, where she worked for 13 years and began her career in finance and technology. Ms. Happel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Montclair State University. Ms. Happel is based in Princeton, N.J. She and her husband have one son.


  • SVP, Information Technology & Data Support

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