Lynne S. Capece was recently named UF Department of Surgery director of development. Lynne served most recently as director of development and alumni affairs at the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning, where she was responsible for building a comprehensive and highly successful program. Prior to joining UF, she spent more than 10 years at Valdosta State University in several key advancement roles, including annual giving and advancement for athletics. Lynne earned a physician assistant degree from Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi, West Virginia and spent 12 years in a variety of health care settings in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area before moving into philanthropy.