Kevin Lynch is a nationally recognized author, speaker, advisor and leader in the realms of social enterprise, non-profit management and the arts.
He holds his B.S. in Business from Saint John’s University. After starting and selling a direct mail business in college, he worked from 1980 to 2001 in the advertising industry, the last 14 years as founder and principal of Lynch Jarvis Jones, the first social enterprise ad agency, whose mission was to create positive social change through the power of advertising and marketing. From 2003 to 2011 he was President of Rebuild Resources, Inc., a nationally recognized non-profit social enterprise in St. Paul, Minnesota that exclusively employed recovering ex-offenders. Kevin served Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA), the membership association for the social enterprise sector in North America, since 2006, first as a Board member, then as President & CEO from 2011 through 2015, and mostly recently as CEO Emeritus.
With Julius Walls, Jr., he wrote Mission, Inc., The Practitioner’s Guide To Social Enterprise (2009), a popular, practical book that focuses on the day-to-day challenges and opportunities faced by social enterprise practitioners. He has keynoted across the United States and on five continents, and is a blogger on the popular Huffington Post.
His 2016 HuffPo column, Just Like Trump, marked his point of entry to work around sexual harm. Since that time he has been learning from and engaging with advocates and professionals who work in this field, leading eventually to an invitation from Alissa and Alexa to be part of the founders team for Ampersands Restorative Justice.