Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN Ret., Director

Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN Ret., Director

Rear Admiral Thomas C. Lynch, USN Ret., is a Director on the Chrysalis Holdings Board and Chairman of the Board for NewDay Financial. Rear Admiral Lynch is also a Managing Director of The Musser Group, a private equity/venture capital firm in Philadelphia. Prior to that, he was a Senior Vice President of The Staubach Company since 2001, following six years at Safeguard Scientifics which 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 Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Rear Admiral Lynch retired from the Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral in 1995. He now serves as Chairman and/or Director of several private and publicly-held companies: PRWT Services, Mikros Systems, and Buckeye Insurance. As well, he 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, Boy Scouts of America and currently chairs US Naval Academy Athletic and Scholarship Foundation.

He graduated from the US Naval Academy (B.S.) in 1964 and earned an MS from George Washington University in 1971. He was recognized as a US Naval Academy Distinguished Graduate in 2010.