Richard Lynch

Dick Lynch is the former Executive Vice President for enterprise-wide strategic technology initiatives at Verizon Communications Inc.  Lynch began his career in 1972 and held a variety of positions in planning, operations, and engineering with New England Telephone and Bell of Pennsylvania.  He joined Bell Atlantic Mobile in 1990 as chief technical officer, and built one of the largest early wireless data networks in the country based on CDPD (Cellular Digital Packet Data) technology.  He saw the game-changing potential of wireless data and led the industry in the development of technology to harness that potential, paving the way for today’s smartphone applications and services.  Lynch is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and has earned patents for advances in the area of wireless technology.  He has served on the executive board of the CDMA Development Group, the board of the GSM Association, and as a member of the FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee and its Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council. 

Dick Lynch 2012 induction video