Marsh Risk Consulting's Gary Lynch Named to United States Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness
New York, October 17, 2012
Gary Lynch, global leader of Marsh Risk Consulting’s Supply Chain Risk and Resiliency Solutions Practice, has been named to the US Department of Commerce’s newly established Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.
As a member of the committee, which will meet for the first time on October 19 in Washington, DC, Mr. Lynch will provide advice on the development and administration of programs and policies to strengthen the competitiveness of US supply chains. This work will support US efforts to expand the export of goods and services and create economic opportunities for American businesses.
“The Obama administration recognizes that in order to be competitive in today’s global economy, American manufacturers need to be able to move products and goods securely, quickly, and efficiently within our borders and beyond,” said Acting US Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank. “The Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness will provide crucial input on issues related to national freight infrastructure and policies so that we can best support millions of US businesses export goods, compete domestically and globally, and support American jobs.”
Mr. Lynch has more than 30 years of experience as an operational and technology risk management professional. Before joining Marsh Risk Consulting in 2004, he held leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst & Young, Gartner Group, Chase Manhattan Bank (now JPMorgan Chase), and Prudential. Mr. Lynch is also the author of two books: Single Point of Failure: The Ten Essential Laws of Supply Chain Risk Management; and At Your Own Risk: How the Risk-Conscious Culture Meets the Challenge of Business Change. Under his leadership, the Supply Chain Risk and Resiliency Solutions Practice was named best supply chain risk consulting services provider earlier this year by Global Finance magazine.
“Despite being an integral component of the value that many companies deliver to their customers and stakeholders, US and global supply chains have become overly complex and vulnerable to disruptive events both domestically and abroad,” Mr. Lynch said. “I am honored to serve on this committee and to share my knowledge and the expertise of Marsh, which has been built from advising hundreds of companies worldwide on US supply chain effectiveness and resiliency.”