October 19, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Lynch Chosen Chamber President:

James D. Lynch has been named as the new President/CEO of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, effective November 1, to replace Kathryn Dodson, who resigned to direct economic development for the City of El Paso, Texas.

Chairman John M. Bohn said the Chamber selected Mr. Lynch “because of his broad experience in chamber management. Our investigation shows that he has been universally well-liked and that he works well with diverse groups of people.”

Lynch has served as the Vice President of Leadership Programs for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, where he was responsible for educating and developing regional leaders from business, government, academic and nonprofit communities. Before that Los Angeles position, Lynch was Chief Executive Officer of the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO of the Century City Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director of the Tustin Chamber of Commerce in Central Orange County. Most recently, he has worked as publisher of a Westside newspaper.

“I am very pleased to be selected,” said Lynch. “The Chamber is really well run and in good shape,” and he looks forward to “taking the reins and continuing the good work that has been done.”

Chairman Bohn said that the Santa Monica Chamber will look to Mr. Lynch to implement “the continuation of programs that will help the homeless situation” and the provision of “workforce housing for middle income people. The Chamber is particularly interested,” he said, “in housing for city employees – police officers and firefighters – and for teachers and nurses.” Bohn added that the Chamber hopes to hire another employee to work in government affairs to work with the City on such matters.

Jim Lynch is a graduate of the United States Chamber of Commerce four-year Institute for Organization Management at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana and holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s Degrees in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. Additionally, he has earned the designation of Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) from the Western Association of Chamber Executives, the nation’s largest regional accreditation body.

He also holds, and has held, many leadership positions with regional associations, charitable organizations, educational institutions and the United States Department of the Treasury. Mr. Lynch resides in the Los Angeles area with his wife Beverly and two daughters Patty and Annie.

in News
Related Posts

E-Bike Company Wheels Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit With Santa Monica

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

Company agrees to pay $300k for operating without a license in 2019 By Sam Catanzaro E-bike company Wheels recently settled...

Santa Monica Fire Department Put Out Two Freeway Blazes Over Weekend

October 19, 2021

October 19, 2021

No injuries reported in Sunday morning incident By Sam Catanzaro The Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) made quick work putting...

Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Santa Monica For The Weekend: Santa Monica Beat – October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

October 18, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Vice President Kamala Harris Visits Santa Monica For The Weekend *...

Santa Monica’s 100 Homes Initiative Moves Forward

October 16, 2021

October 16, 2021

City seeks public participation in new HUD-funded program By Dolores Quintana The City of Santa Monica is moving forward with...

Former Mesa PD Chief to Lead Santa Monica Police Department

October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

Ramon Batista selected as Santa Monica’s first Latino police chief By Sam Catanzaro Ramon Batista, Jr., the former police chief...

Closing Celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month Today

October 14, 2021

October 14, 2021

This Friday, October 15, the Santa Monica community is invited to a closing ceremony for Santa Monica’s first Hispanic Heritage...

Three SMC Professors Receive First-Ever Michelson Intellectual Property Educator of Excellence Award

October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

The Michelson Institute for Intellectual Property (Michelson  IP) is proud to award three Santa Monica College faculty members with the...

An Interview with Zach Rash, CEO of Coco Food Robotic Delivery

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Coco Delivery, is a completely contactless food delivery service that uses human piloted robots to deliver meals from the restaurant...

Message From Santa Monica’s New City Manager David White

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

To the Santa Monica Community – it is with tremendous excitement that today I begin my first day as your...

Three Santa Monica College Faculty Receive Michelson IP Educator Award: Santa Monica Beat – October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Set To Approve Plan For 9 Thousand New Housing...

U.S Secretary of Veterans Affairs Visits Veterans Encampment Outside VA

October 11, 2021

October 11, 2021

On Wednesday, the Secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs and Mark Takano visited the veterans homeless encampment along san vicente blvd....

Mid-Century Ocean Avenue Apartments Sell for $70 Million

October 9, 2021

October 9, 2021

Westside Real Estate Scene October 11, 2021 By Dolores Quintana As reported by the Santa Monica Lookout, a mid-century apartment...

Santa Monica Police Release Sketch of Suspects Wanted for Ocean Park Shooting

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

Santa Monica police have released sketches of two men wanted in connection to a recent shooting.  According to the Santa...

Hotels, Liquor Stores to be Allowed on Third Street Promenade

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

Santa Monica City Council approves temporary zoning changes for Promenade By Dolores Quintana and Sam Catanzaro Hotels and liquor stores...

Santa Monica Selects Joseph Lawrence as Interim City Attorney

October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021

Search for permanent City Attorney to begin soon By Sam Catanzaro At its meeting last week, the Santa Monica City...