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Faculty: Christopher Lynch

Christopher Lynch
Christopher Lynch, MA
Title(s):
Adjunct Professor

International Business

School:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco, Online
  • 415-442-6500

Christopher Lynch, Vice-President for Economic Development and Tourism at the Irvine Chamber of Commerce, oversees the Chamber programs to attract, retain and incubate businesses in Irvine as well as to promote tourism. In 2012, he was named Small Business Champion of the Year by the Orange County/Inland Empire district office of the Small Business Administration.

 

From 2004-2009, Mr. Lynch directed the economic development and governmental affairs programs of the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce, including an award winning series of entrepreneur-investor conferences.

EDUCATION

  • Senior Leadership Training, US Department of State, Foreign Service Institute
  • Certificate in Quality Management, Belmont University
  • MA (Economics), Virginia Tech
  • BS (Foreign Service), Georgetown University

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • 2005 - Present: Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University
  • 2009 - Present: Vice-President, Irvine Chamber of Commerce
  • 2004 - 2009: Executive Vice-President, Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
  • 2002 - 2004: Owner, C Lynch International
  • 1978 - 2002: Us Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Authored more than twenty published economic studies on Chile, Spain and El Salvador

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Chairman of the Board of the German-American Business Association of California
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Chambers of Commerce in El Salvador and Hamburg, Germany

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Small Business Champion of the Year, Santa Ana Region, SBA (2012)
  • Won three awards for management excellence from US Department of State