In 1969 at the age of 25, Ms. Lynch, having already served as the Press Secretary for a U.S. Senator and Congressman, founded her first advertising agency in Atlanta, Georgia, becoming the first woman to begin an advertising agency single-handedly in the South. By 1977, she had been listed twice in The World’s Who’s Who of Women, in the International Who’s Who and Strathmore’s Who’s Who. She and her agency gained a reputation for introducing media, particularly radio and television, to industries, which had never considered using them to deliver their advertising messages. One such industry was real estate (both residential and commercial). Her clients have included Turner Outdoor, Coco Cola, Miller Lite, Citizens Trust Company, LPGA, Pulte Builders, K&B, Ryland Homes, and a longer list of regional and national builders and developers, real estate investment trusts and banks, as well as local, regional and national political candidates, issues and referendums.
In 1996 in the Bay Area of California, Pat Lynch began Women’s Online Media and Education Network. In 1998, other doors being slammed shut, she began WomensRadio.com, to “give women a greater voice!” WomensRadio® became the first site to stream for women and is possibly one of the longest continually streaming sites on the Web. The audience was, and is, filled with “women leaders,” women 40-65+, most of whom can be identified as “Cultural Creatives,” as defined by researcher Dr. Paul Ray. In 2005, the company introduced a new audio production tool for the Web, AudioAcrobat®, that is now the state-of-the-art Web-based media tool for on-demand audio and video streaming and podcasting. This service provides audio and/or video streaming in emails, documents, social media and websites. Today, it is the tool of choice for thousands of users in some 150 countries and powers WomensRadio®.
She has always worked tirelessly for Not-For-Profits, including service on the Board of Boardroom Bound and the National Women’s Political Caucus where she served as National Board Vice President of Communications. In 2015, she helped Co-found Basin and Range Organics, the new Nevada-based, USDA Certifying Agency and served as Secretary of that Board. While located in Reno, she served for two years as Secretary for the Reno/Sparks NAACP, volunteered on the Mayor’s Operation Downtown and was part of The Women’s March, OFA and other progressive organizations including the launch of Indivisible Reno.
Ms. Lynch attended Stuart Hall in Staunton, VA, and is an Alumni of The University of Tennessee, School of Journalism. While attending, she participated in many organizations on campus, including election to AWS (Associated Women Students), the school paper and Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. She is in the process of publishing her first novel, “Merger,” and is working on its sequel. Currently, she is creating a new virtual conference, “CreativesConnectLive,” to launch in the Spring of 2021.
She is a frequent speaker on the value of “speaking up” and creating new communication bridges to the future.