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Thomas Lynch

Adjunct Faculty
School of Public Policy


Thomas Lynch has more than 35 years of executive management experience in both the public and private sectors, including top positions in city, county and public utility organizations. He initiated and participated in the creation of several new businesses, including solar cell development (holding 9 patents), a cosmetic company, and innovative water technology. Lynch co-founded a consulting company that provides senior management and executive training called The Corporate Classroom and The Entrepreneurial Bootcamp. His clients include cities, Indian tribal management, chambers of commerce, business associations, manufacturing companies and utility companies to improve management and supervision skills, marketing, communication, financial restructuring and sustainability training. Most recently, Lynch collaborated with a global group of executives in authoring sections of the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (Springer Publishers). He has taught courses in community development and governmental entrepreneurship. A graduate of both University of California, Berkeley and California State University, East Bay, he continues to work on and sponsor public art programs while serving as a frequent speaker at several professional associations.


  • M.P.A., California State University, East Bay
  • B.S., University of California, Berkeley


  • City Management
  • Community Development
  • Economic Development and Housing
  • Governmental Entrepreneurship