Nnenna Lynch

Founder, Xylem Projects

Nnenna Lynch is the founder of Xylem Projects, a new real estate venture dedicated to preserving housing and creating mixed-use projects throughout the tri-state area. She joins the board in the capacity of a VANguard Board Member for a two-year term. VANguard Board Members are emerging professional leaders who help connect the board and Van Alen Institute as a whole to some of the most interesting work being done in the field.

Ms. Lynch’s career has spanned both public service and private real estate entities. She served as a Senior Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg on economic development. She is a Rhodes Scholar and a five-time National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) champion. Currently, she is a trustee of Villanova University, a board member of the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, and serves on the New York Road Runners Executive Committee. Previously, she was on the board of New York City Housing Authority.

Ms. Lynch was born and raised in New York City. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Villanova and earned her Master of Letters from Oxford University.