NDNU Elects Four New Trustees
Former DHL and Saga CEO Charles Lynch returns to Board
Belmont, CA, March 8, 2010 — Notre Dame de Namur University today announced the election of four business and community leaders to the NDNU Board of Trustees. The four are Charles Lynch of Atherton, CA, Joseph J. Heinen of San Francisco, Chester Fisher of Redwood City, CA, and James McGovern of Belmont, CA.
“We are delighted to welcome Charlie Lynch back to the board on which he served in the 1990s. He was a significant contributor to the university’s success back then and we are certain he will be again,” said NDNU President Judith Greig. “All of the new Board members have been active contributors to NDNU and the local community for years and I personally look forward to working with them in their new capacity as Trustees.”
Mr. Lynch is chairman of Market Value Partners. He is a former chairman and director of Fresh Choice Inc., former chief executive officer of DHL Airways, and Saga Foods Corp and former chairman of Greyhound Lines, Inc. he has been a director of more than 20 major corporations and was formerly chairman of the California Business Roundtable and chairman of the United Way of the Bay Area.
Mr. Heinen is vice president for corporate marketing of Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc. in Daly City. Mr. Heinen is a 1978 graduate of NDNU and holds an MBA from UCLA and is married to Deputy City Attorney for San Francisco Christine Sacino. Mr. Heinen served on the NDNU Alumni Board of Directors for more than 10 years.
Mr. Fisher is owner and chief executive officer of Pacific Core Ventures, Inc., a real estate brokerage in Redwood City and has been actively involved as a fund raiser for the theatre and music departments and as an advisor to the School of Arts and Humanities. He was instrumental in bringing the Latino Film Festival in San Mateo County and the First International Viardo Piano Competition to NDNU. He is a past president of the Belmont Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. McGovern, a graduate of Golden Gate University, started McGovern Insurance in Belmont in 1963 and built it into one of the most successful agencies on the Peninsula. He is a past president of both the Belmont Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Belmont. He has also been chairman of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Walking for Ben campaign, raising more than $1.6 million in four years.