In 2016 Mr. D’Agostino became a Partner at Lynch Associates after having served as the companies Chief Operating Officer since 2011. Mr. D’Agostino’s responsibilities include; operation of Lynch Associates, Inc., ranging from client management to business development and daily functions. Mr. D’Agostino has excelled in the management of several privately owned companies, as well as national corporations, which ranged in size from medium to large entities. He has an extensive experience in all facets of management and oversight.
Mr. D’Agostino is a proven team leader working with the firm’s clients on legislative initiatives, procurement, association management and operational consulting matters ranging from finance and budgeting, expanding social media presence to improving outreach and membership development through the use of new technologies.
Just prior to joining Lynch Associates, Mr. D’Agostino provided strategic consulting to U.S. government agencies and the United States Army. In addition, his government experience and corporate representation in the area of procurement is unmatched. He has worked on both sides of the effort, representing both the government buyers and the private sector providers. He also has extensive experience in formulating analysis of financial data for project specific initiatives.
Mr. D’Agostino’s work with the military was focused on program development for the purposes of training and development of U.S. and allied personnel. These programs are still being utilized today. Mr. D’Agostino’s international experience and ability to work with a variety of cultures brings a unique dynamic to Lynch Associates.
Mr. D’Agostino is an 11-year veteran of the United States Army, a former Chief Warrant Officer 3, Mr. D’Agostino served as a UH-60M Blackhawk Instructor Pilot. Prior to his work with the firm, Mr. D’Agostino worked on behalf of the United States with the government aviation operations of Mexico, England, Germany, Turkey, Poland, Korea, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq. Mr. D’Agostino also served during Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2005 – 2006.
Mr. Molloy is responsible for representing a broad spectrum of clients before the Massachusetts Legislature, state agencies and local municipalities. His duties include overseeing client interaction on a daily basis and the preparation of testimony, legislation and budget amendments on a wide range issues including business, health, public safety, environment and transportation matters. Mr. Molloy also serves as General Counsel / Legislative & Regulatory Counsel to a variety of the firm’s association clients; handling day-to-day matters that impact client needs.
Prior to his work with Lynch Associates, Mr. Molloy worked in the Massachusetts State House as Counsel to the House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling and as Committee Counsel to the Joint Committee on Transportation. As Counsel to House Steering & Policy, Mr. Molloy had the opportunity to work with numerous legislators, issues and legislative procedural matters, as every matter for consideration by the House of Representatives was required to proceed through the Committee. Mr. Molloy also worked on a number of issues affecting Central Massachusetts, including: coordinating a successful campaign to secure $900,000 for the construction of a statewide Vietnam Veterans Memorial, efforts to implement a direct access road to Worcester Regional Airport and ushering a number of local land use measures through the Legislature. As Committee Counsel to the Joint Committee on Transportation, Mr. Molloy worked on issues ranging from the creation of the metropolitan highway system and funding for the Central Artery/Big Dig project to labor and funding matters for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) and Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Steamship Authority. Having worked on a number of policy initiatives and political campaigns, he also has an array of legal and policy experience upon which to draw.
A 1996 graduate of the Boston University School of Law, Mr. Molloy was a member of the American Journal of Law and Medicine. He received his bachelor of arts from Hamilton College while majoring in Classical Languages and minoring in History.
Kimberly Sullivan Giese
Ms. Sullivan works on a wide range of legislative and policy matters at Lynch Associates. Ms. Sullivan prepares testimony, fact sheets, drafts legislative and regulatory proposals, and reports to clients on health care, environmental, disability, public safety, taxation and budgetary matters. She identifies and monitors policy initiatives, legislation, and regulations that could have an impact on client interests and works with clients to implement government affairs strategies designed to advance their priority initiatives. Ms. Sullivan has represented and continues to represent client interests through the implementation of health care cost containment legislation and a variety of other state health care policy initiatives. To that end, she has worked extensively on ground-up coalition building to advance strategic initiatives and streamline policy messaging. She has also worked cooperatively on labor coalitions to represent client perspectives on various reforms advanced by the Commonwealth. Ms. Sullivan also works directly with associations in the strategic planning and execution of legislative advocacy events at the state house designed to educate policy and law makers and foster relationship development. In addition, Ms. Sullivan is skilled in business and association organizational matters, including establishing a compliant entity and drafting of governing documents, such as by-laws. Ms. Sullivan received her Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, graduating cum laude in 2007, and is licensed to practice law in both California and Massachusetts. In California, Ms. Sullivan practiced law at Selman Breitman, specializing in insurance coverage matters and reinsurance program auditing and rehabilitation. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Psychology, Business Administration and Justice Studies. She also does work as a copywriting editor for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education and volunteers as an alumni mentor to current Suffolk University Law School students in her free time.
Senior Director, Public Affairs
Mr. McKenna works on a wide range of projects at Lynch Associates ranging from government and community relations to strategic communication and coalition building.
Prior to joining Lynch Associates, Mr. McKenna most recently worked at the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) as the Director of Communications and Intergovernmental Relations where he was the senior advisor to the Secretary of Veteran Services in all matters related to communications, policy, and external relations for a statewide agency serving more than 385,000 veterans, service members and their families. Additionally, Mr. McKenna was the primary liaison and negotiator with the Massachusetts Legislature on all policy related matters affecting veterans including annual budget advocacy. In this role he provided counsel to the Governor’s office, executive agencies and legislators on a broad spectrum of issues affecting veterans and their dependents in the Commonwealth. Major initiatives included the passage of Valor Act I and Valor Act II; the launch of new web portal www.MassVetsAdvisor.org, and Boots to Business Networking and Mentoring Pilot Program with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce designed to provide direct relationships between Greater Boston’s employers and veterans.
Prior to his work at DVS, Mr. McKenna served for 10 years in the Massachusetts State House for former state senator and current AFL-CIO President Steven A. Tolman. In the Senate his roles included District Director and Chief of Staff. Mr. McKenna played a leading role in a number of diverse projects including the first OxyContin and Heroin Study Commission and the development of a major non-profit athletic facility in Brighton which included legislative authority, state lease agreements and extensive community mitigation.
Mr. McKenna is graduate of the University of Connecticut where he majored in Political Science. Additionally, he is 20-year member of the Army National Guard and a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Mr. McKenna still serves as a Chief Warrant Officer 2, UH-60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot.
Senior Account Executive
Ms. Zywien began working for Lynch Associates in 2007 in the association management area of the firm. In her capacity as the senior account executive for two associations, Ms. Zywien provides management support, membership and marketing services, and event planning.
She has extensive experience in creating informational materials, marketing materials and brochures, press releases, newsletters and media outreach. She works directly for two Board of Directors, scheduling, attending, and organizing all association meetings and events; including monthly Board meetings where she is responsible for taking minutes and providing reports. She works closely with vendors to secure contracts and create member benefit programs.
In addition to her work in association management, she also tracks legislative matters, drafts testimony, and prepares fact sheets. Ms. Zywien works with the clients to identify policy and regulatory initiatives with potential impact and provides strategic solutions. She is also responsible to train and educate interns and newly hired staff for the firm. Ms. Zywien sits on a variety of advisory committees for the Commonwealth, including the Regional Transportation Advisory Council and the Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) Boston. She was also recently appointed Associate Director to the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association. Ms. Zywien graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations from Suffolk University.
Erin has held management positions in the private industry and has a deep working knowledge of executive management information systems and the ability to build strong cooperative relationship and client confidence across many disciplines. Erin brings infectious humor and a positive attitude to the Lynch office.
Anne M. Lynch
Ms. Lynch has more than thirty-five years of association management and public policy advocacy experience in governmental, public and media relations. She is recognized as one of the most talented legislative and public affairs strategists in the business today, with a specialty in representing associations.
Ms. Lynch is founder and president of Lynch Associates, Inc., an independent association management, governmental advocacy and strategic consulting firm. Lynch Associates provides lobbying, strategic development and management consulting services to a wide array of clients. The firm has been particularly successful in representing associations from a very diverse number of business sectors including health care, public safety, education and commerce.
Lynch Associates also provides association management services. Ms. Lynch serves as the Executive Director for both state and regional organizations. In her capacity as Executive Director, not only does Ms. Lynch provide membership enhancement and marketing services, but she also advocates extensively on behalf of industry to federal and state legislators and agencies.
From 1978-1992, Ms. Lynch was the founder and President of Customized Association Services Inc., a governmental affairs and association management firm. Ms. Lynch provided clients with strategic planning, direct lobbying, administrative management, as well as grass roots coalition building. She also provided clients with membership development, trade show and exhibition management, public relations, advertising and collateral material development. Her experience is evidenced in the exceptional success of these events over years of continued representation. Customized Association Services Inc. was purchased in 1992.
Following that, she served as executive director and legislative counsel to the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys from 1993 to 1998. Ms. Lynch managed, directed and lobbied on all legislative matters relative to the statewide trial bar. These initiatives included auto insurance reform, medical malpractice insurance and the implementation of the Workers Compensation Reform act. During her leadership she increased membership of the Academy by 45% in two years.
Ms. Lynch represented a number of prominent professional societies, organizations and trade associations as lead legislative counsel and management consultant. Clients included the Public Relations Society of America–New England Chapter and the New England Hospital Public Relations Association. She has also represented the Massachusetts Auto Body Association, the Massachusetts Independent Auto Dealers Association, the Massachusetts Consumer Finance Association, the Massachusetts Association of Life Underwriters and the American Society of Home Inspectors – New England Chapter, to name a few. In addition, she has provided representation for public safety organizations such as the State Police of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. Her work with the Health Care sector includes the Massachusetts Society of Optometrists, the Massachusetts Podiatric Medical Society, and the Visiting Nurse Association of New England to name a few. She currently serves as executive director and legislative counsel to several commercial transportation organizations, including the Massachusetts Motor Transportation Association, the Massachusetts Movers Association and other smaller groups.