Bill Lynch, founder and Chairman of Bill Lynch Associates, LLC, has more than 30 years of experience in local and national politics, government operations, labor, and public policy.
Mr. Lynch successfully managed the mayoral campaign of David N. Dinkins in 1989, serving as Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Affairs from 1990-93. In addition to his responsibility for everything from the Community Development Agency to the Mayor’s Action Center, he oversaw the mayor’s federal, state and municipal legislative affairs offices. He had earlier been Manhattan Borough President Dinkins’ Chief of Staff.
In 1990, he coordinated the mayor’s urban national agenda, convening a meeting of 38 of the nation’s mayors. In 1992, he was one of the leaders of the team that brought the Democratic National Convention to New York.
When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in South Africa in 1991, Mr. Lynch coordinated the massive New York welcome celebration for the anti-apartheid leader. He was a key adviser to Mr. Mandela during his election campaign for President when South Africa’s black majority was first able to vote.
Prior to his work in government, Mr. Lynch served as Director of Legislation and Political Action for District Council 1701 of AFSCME, and managed successful campaigns for Major Owens for Congress and Frank Boyland for Assembly as well as playing key roles in the Presidential campaigns of Jesse Jackson and Walter Mondale. He was Deputy Campaign Manager for John Kerry for President in 2004.
President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Lynch to the Democratic National Committee in 1997, where he served as Vice-Chair until 2003 when he was appointed to the New York City Charter Revision Commission by Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Mr. Lynch serves on the boards of Advancement Project, the Children’s Defense Fund, Long Island University, the Museum for African Art, Shared Interest, the New York Organ Donor Network, and the Hamilton Heights-Sugar Hill Historic Commission.more » « less