Ryan Lynch serves as the Chief of Staff to Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez, overseeing executive operations. Before joining NYC DOT, he served as the deputy chief of staff for operations for Mayor Eric Adams, and chief of staff to then Borough President Adams.
Before joining government, Mr. Lynch served as the Associate Director for the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. He began his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Burkina Faso, and has also served as an Alternative Livelihoods Officer for Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE), a small, community-based organization working to support economic empowerment for Burmese refugees along the Thai-Burma border.
Mr. Lynch earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Mary Washington College, and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.