Nnenna Lynch (New York and St. John's 1993) selected as the next NYRR Chairwoman of the Board

The New York Road Runners (NYRR) announced Wednesday that Nnenna Lynch has been nominated to serve as the next Chairwoman of the organization's Board of Directors.

It is a historical appointment, as Lynch will become the first woman and the first African American in the position.

Since 2014, Lynch has served on the NYRR Board of Directors. Additionally, she serves as the Chair of the NYRR Community Impact Committee, and she is helping to lead the CEO search process for the organization.

Lynch has a long history in real estate development, government, public policy, and finance. She previously served as the Senior Advisor to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, where she set the strategy for growing New York City's economy and oversaw more than 10 city agencies with a collective budget of $5 billion and more than 20,000 employees.

Currently, she is the founder & CEO of Xylem Projects, a New York City based and mission-driven real estate investment and development firm with a focus on urban residential and affordable and mixed-income housing.

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