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Faculty: Christopher Lynch

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

International Business

School:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco, Online
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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 over 20 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, 2012, Santa Ana Region, SBA

Won three awards for management excellence from US Department of State