Linda Bryant Valentine
Executive Director, PRESBYTERIAN MISSION AGENCY, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)
Linda Bryant Valentine, an ordained ruling elder, lawyer and former executive at Motorola Inc., is serving a third four-year term as executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Previously, Valentine served as director and as fund manager and general counsel at Opportunity International, a Christian nonprofit group in Oak Brook, Illinois. She served briefly as interim staff coordinator at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, Illinois, where she was a member, elder, trustee and deacon. Valentine worked at Motorola from 1984-2002 in various capacities, including general counsel for the corporation’s communications businesses, and senior vice president.
Valentine holds degrees from the University of Michigan in economics and political science, and from the Georgetown University Law Center. Valentine has also studied business in the MBA program of the University of Southern California. She also has served as a board member and leader in numerous church, youth and civic organizations as well as a session member of Highland Presbyterian Church in Louisville.