Gary Lynch Managing director/global leader of supply chain risk management practice
Class Of: 1993
Campus: Manhattan Major: Bachelor of Science
From NYIT Magazine, Fall 2009:
Best Part of My Job "The opportunity to make a difference at an organizational, national, regional, or global level. I also enjoy working with a diverse client base."
Accomplishments Gary leads the company’s Global Pandemic Emergency Response Center and serves as an advisory board member for NYIT’s Center for Risk Management. He has also earned several awards, including a U.S. Secret Service commendation and the Nassau County (N.Y.) Fire Service Silver Medal of Valor. He has also appeared on NBC Nightly News, CNBC, ABC, Bloomberg TV, and the Discovery Channel and written articles for the Wall Street Journal. His career includes executive risk leadership positions at JP Morgan Chase, Prudential, Lockheed Martin, Uniroyal, and the Gartner Group. In addition, Gary is the author of two books on risk management and was a contributor to the World Economic Forum’s 2007 and 2008 Global Risk Report.
Myth Buster Says Gary: "Believing that risk can be predicted, interdependencies can be understood, and that there is order when it comes to managing external events are some of the biggest fallacies about risk management."
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough… Gary thrives on tackling assignments that are perceived as insurmountable—or as he puts it, the "cannot do" challenge. His passion, combined with defining clear objectives and respecting different points of view, is what he uses to inspire those around him.
Favorite NYIT Memory "Attending the Manhattan campus and working with a diverse base of international students helped me gain perspective." Gary chose NYIT because of its overall value, which included flexible class schedules, management programs, tuition, and location.
Definition of Success "Doing what you really want to do. I have a high level of satisfaction in all aspects of my life."
Favorite Movies Wall Street and Outbreak. "It goes without saying that I’m a big fan of disaster movies, especially when the outcome is positive and the audience collectively learns from the experience."
Last Book Read The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Risk-Free Lifestyle Gary volunteers for his local fire department, serves as a mentor to younger professionals, and enjoys bicycling, playing guitar, and travel. He is also the father of four children.