Lieutenant General Lynch
Sellmark was pleased to welcome UTA Research Institute (UTARI) Executive Director and retired Army Lieutenant General Rick Lynch for sharing an important message with our team on Tuesday, April 17, 2013. Lynch spoke about two important qualities: honor and integrity. He reminded all of us to give our best in everything we do and live a life based on principal, meaning and accomplishment.
Lt. Gen. Lynch leads UTARI’s strategic efforts on strengthening links between University research and the commercialization of technology and innovation. In his previous position, Lt. Gen. Lynch managed all 163 Army installations around the world, a workforce of 120,000 people and an annual budget of nearly $13 billion. Lynch is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. He earned his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a concentration in robotics in 1983.
Throughout the talk, he emphasized the importance of mentorship. Lynch discussed a few requirements when covering what engaged leadership means: a mentor must be accessible, a listener and someone who cares. He also described his unique outlook on “living to work versus working to live.”
Thank you, Lt. Gen. Lynch, once again for a memorable presentation and we hope you will visit us again soon!