Team

Peter D’Agostino

Partner

Pete is a Partner at Lynch Associates, after having served as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer since 2011.  Pete’s responsibilities as COO included business development, client management and the overall management of the firm’s operations. Prior to joining Lynch, Pete served for 11 years in the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, UH-60M Blackhawk Instructor Pilot.  In addition to his military career, which included providing strategic consulting to U.S. government agencies and the United States Army, Pete also has extensive experience in the management of both privately-owned companies, and national corporations. This background of government experience and corporate representation has been integral to his skills in bridging relationships between government and the private sector and provides a unique benefit to our clients.

Pete is a proven leader, he has extensive experience in all facets of client development and oversight, as well as, proven success implementing and executing government relations, public policy strategies and government procurement contracting for Fortune 500 companies, corporations, non-profit organizations, labor organizations and trade associations. His work with public employee groups and private organizations in formulating analysis of financial data for project specific initiatives such as contract auditing and compensation review is unique to Lynch Associates’ product offering.  Pete has developed an incomparable ability to bring contracting parties together and resolve matters of negotiation.

Pete is equally proficient in other services of the firm, including association management, operational consulting matters and short and long-term strategic planning.  His representation of associations includes a demonstrated proficiency in improving outreach and membership development.

Part of Pete’s time serving in the United States Army was focused on program development, procurement and training development for U.S. and allied personnel.  Pete represented the United States with the government aviation operations of Mexico, England, Germany, Turkey, Poland, South Korea, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq. Pete’s international experience brings a unique dynamic to Lynch Associates and its clients. He currently resides in Brookline, NH with his wife and two children.

Greg D’Agostino

Partner

Greg is a Partner at Lynch Associates with over 15 years of experience implementing and executing government relations and public policy strategies for Fortune 500 companies, corporations, non-profit organizations, labor organizations and trade associations. His experience includes management of field and media campaigns, and strategic initiatives at the federal, state, and local level for clients in financial services, life sciences, environment, retail, public safety, construction and other highly regulated industries.

Prior to joining Lynch Associates, Greg served as the Chief Operating Officer for a public affairs and strategic communications firm where he developed and implemented issue advocacy campaigns from initial inception through final execution.

His advocacy and public affairs strategies have been successfully executed at all levels of government for a diverse number of policy matters.  With unique expertise in bringing together parties through coalition based advocacy, Greg led the initiative to reform interchange fees through the Dodd-Frank Act on behalf of the retail industry.  His coalition efforts have included identifying partners; developing coalition goals and objectives; implementing and executing grassroots and grasstops campaigns; and utilizing strategic communications.

His experience also includes providing counsel for long and short term strategic planning; tactical implementation of objectives; relationship development; engaging in media and public affairs opportunities.

Public affairs counsel for clients has included message development and discipline; media relations; implementing earned and paid media campaigns; creating digital engagement, and overseeing grassroots, employee, stakeholder and customer communication mobilizations designed to affect public policy action. Since 2010, Greg has managed a local governmental affairs effort for a highly regulated industry and has been successful in engaging and protecting small businesses from product bans that would severely impact their operating model.  Also, Greg is proficient in presenting corporate policy goals in easily understandable messaging for external audiences, including third party groups and policy makers.

On the political front, Greg has worked closely with campaigns to elect individuals to both state and federal office, including Congressman Stephen Lynch, Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray and Congressman Seth Moulton, among others.

Greg earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2001from Oregon State University.  He currently resides in his hometown of Natick, MA with his wife and two children.

Mark Molloy

Managing Director

Mark 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.  Mark 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, Mark 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, Mark 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. Mark also worked on a number of issues affecting Central Massachusetts, including, but not limited to, coordinating a successful legislative 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, Mark 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, Mark 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. He currently resides in Winchester, MA with his wife and three children.

Matthew McKenna

Senior Director, Public Affairs

Matt 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, Matt 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, Matt 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, Matt 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.  Matt 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.

Matt 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.  Matt still serves as a Chief Warrant Officer 3, UH-60 Blackhawk Instructor Pilot.

Victoria Ireton

Account Executive

Victoria is an Account Executive at Lynch Associates, experienced in working with political campaigns, non-profit organizations, higher education and government agencies.

Prior to joining Lynch Associates, Victoria served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Congressman Seth Moulton’s re-election campaign. Working on his team for close to three years, she started as a fundraiser, before transitioning over to operations and, eventually, to the field and political department. During her tenure, she was able to increase grassroots fundraising, as well as developing and overseeing a 600-person organizing meeting where constituents learned productive ways to support various federal issues.   She also managed a significant effort to provide rail transportation to participants attending the March for Women in DC in 2017.

Working with the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee for the 2018 election, Victoria served as political surrogate for the Congressman in the 6th district. She also served as a messaging advisor for various municipal and state level candidates. Before joining the campaign, Victoria worked at Scholars Strategy Network and Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency in the 40B department.

Victoria is a graduate of Suffolk University where she double majored in Government and Philosophy and founded a financial literacy program for first year students. She currently serves on the Graduates of the Last Decade Council for the university.