WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - An accomplished naval officer and businessman was the keynote speaker Monday, for the 10th Annual Dr. Lucille and Larry Ford Distinguished Business Lecture Series at Ashland University. }}" />

   
 
 
Naval Officer And Businessman Lectures At Ashland University

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 10/8/2012

An accomplished naval officer and businessman was the keynote speaker Monday, for the 10th Annual Dr. Lucille and Larry Ford Distinguished Business Lecture Series at Ashland University.

Admiral Thomas Lynch, a 70-year-old Lima, Ohio native, served for 31years in the U.S. Navy and now is Managing Director of the Musser Group, a private equity and venture capital firm in Philadelphia.

The title of his speech was "Ship, Shipmate, Self". 

He says he learned when he took command of his first ship that he was responsible for the ship and his 250-member crew and he had to put their interests above his own.

He says to be a leader, you must earn the trust and respect of those in your charge and put what's good for them ahead of what you want. 

Lynch urges parents to teach their children not to be cynical over, or distracted by, the many bad influences in life, and to develop senses of unselfishness and leadership as they grow and make their way in the world.

Prior to being named managing director of The Musser Group, Lynch was a senior vice president of The Staubach Company from 2001 to 2008, following six years at Safeguard Scientifics that included two years as president/COO of CompuCom Systems in Dallas, Texas. While at Safeguard, he was responsible for the operations, mergers and acquisitions, and oversight of other emerging partnership companies.

After a 31-year naval career, which included command of the Eisenhower Battle Group during Operation Desert Shield and a position as superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Lynch retired from the Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral in 1995.

He now serves several private and publicly held companies. He chairs the board of New Day USA, a mortgage lending company focused to provide VA/FHA loans to our military veterans, and is a board member of PRWT Services, Mikros Systems and Buckeye Insurance.

He also is on the board of the Armed Forces Benefit Association, Philadelphia Sports Congress, Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, Catholic Leadership Institute, Economics Pennsylvania and USO World Board of Governors. He has served as chairman of the Cradle of Liberty Council and Boy Scouts of America, and currently chairs the U.S. Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Foundation.

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor of science in 1964 and earned a master of science from George Washington University in 1971. He was recognized as a U.S. Naval Academy Distinguished Graduate in 2010.

 

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 You have another opportunity to clean-out your medicine cabinet of all those old, unused medications that could fall into the wrong hands. Full Story
Image1 School Specialty; the school furniture, equipment, and supply distributor in Mansfield, Thursday unveiled the results of a $7-million capital improvement project. Full Story
 
Image1 The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Knox County Health Department and Holmes County General Health District, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are investigating several suspected cases of measles in the Knox County area. Full Story
Image1 The 300-plus employees, technically co-owners, of Lifetouch Church Directories in Galion had a special visitor Wednesday. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

U.S. Senator Visits Employee-Owned Company In Galion

Students Compete In 5th Cardboard Boat Regatta

Position Cuts Coming To Mansfield City Schools

HomeCare Matters Hosts Celebrity Waiter Auction

Baby's death leads to meth lab

Start Talking Initiative Helps Address Youth Drug Epidemic

Growth and Development Goals Presented To Richland County

Red Cross Hero Awards Set For May 1

Mansfield Man Indicted On Heroin And Cocaine Dealing Charges

Center celebrates transition in leadership with book sale

More News