Jimmy Lynn, a veteran of more than 25 years in the Sports and Entertainment sectors, is one of the pioneers of the Digital Sports space and is regarded as one of the leading relationship brokers and connectors in the sports industry. He is a co-founder and Vice-President of Kiswe Mobile, a interactive mobile video start-up focused on bringing a rich viewing experience for live media content such as sports and entertainment events to mobile devices.
Previously, Lynn was the managing partner of JLynn Associates, a global strategic advisory firm focused on sports-related digital media, marketing, and retail for a diverse set of clients including teams, athletes, leagues and associations, media outlets and other businesses.
Prior to founding JLynn Associates in 2009, Lynn served as Vice-President, Strategic Development and Partnerships at AOL, where he and his team were responsible for the strategic development and account management of AOL Sports’ strategic partnerships and organizations including the NFL, NBA, NASCAR, MLB, WNBA, NHL, PGA Tour, ABC Sports, CBS Sports, HBO Sports, Sports Illustrated, Turner Sports, NFL Players Association, WWF, The Sporting News, STATS, SportsTicker, etc. During his 14-year career at AOL, he was instrumental in developing AOL Sports into one of the leading global sports destination internet sites.
Lynn also served as a Vice-President, Diversity Partnerships and Strategic Relationships for AOL's Office of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, he managed AOL's employee affinity networks and partnerships with community service organizations.
Lynn also was a member of the Time Warner Sports Forum, which included executives from Sports Illustrated, HBO Sports, Turner Sports, AOL Sports, Time Warner Cable, Time 4 Media and Warner Brothers Licensing. The group focused on cross-company sports initiatives for Time Warner.
Previously, Lynn was the Advertising Manager for Home Team Sports, the CBS-owned regional sports network serving the Mid-Atlantic Region (TV partner of the Baltimore Orioles, Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals) and the Promotion Manager for WLTT-FM, the CBS-owned and operated station in Washington, D.C.
Lynn has been actively involved in philanthropy and community service over the past 15 years.
Lynn was one of the 2006 recipients of Time Warner’s most prestigious public-service prize, the “Andrew Heiskell Community Service” award. This award is given to employees who exhibit outstanding leadership and accomplishment in voluntary public service, human rights and/or equal opportunity efforts. Lynn also was recognized in 2008 by Greater DC Cares as one of Washington DC's top 10 rising leaders in philanthropy; as one of City Year's "Idealists of the Year"; and by Year Up as an "Urban Empowerment" award winner. In 2010, he received an award from Washington, DC Mayor Fenty for outstanding community service. Lynn is a board member of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy
Lynn is a full-time faculty member of Georgetown University's Sports Industry Management graduate program, where he also serves as the "Special Advisor." Lynn received the "Dean's Outstanding Service" award in 2010 and the “Faculty Service” award in 2014. He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty in Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. He has a B.A. in Public Communication and an M.B.A. in Marketing from American University.
December 17, 2008 at 12:03 am
you have to try Vace’s in Clevland Park and 2Amy’s on Macomb Street. Alberto’s is also a late-night favorite! Oh those Famiglia garlic knots–it’s been too long!
December 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm
how about late night barbeque slices at Mario’s in arlington
December 23, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Spotty – yeah, Mario’s is classic for late-night eats. How about the all-you-can-eat Shakey’s we used to hit in Actiondale? LOL.
December 18, 2008 at 10:23 pm
Mike Lerman and I ate at John Pizza on 44th St in NYC last night and man o man was the sausage and garlic pizza good!
December 23, 2008 at 3:25 pm
your right Shakey’s was quite the treat. what a shame it is gone.
December 27, 2008 at 4:52 pm
I *love* Paradiso in G’town because beyond the pizza, their beer list is terrific. I enjoy the Duchess de Bourgogne or whatever Rodenbach is offered.
December 30, 2008 at 10:19 am
Yep, love PParadiso! I’m not much of a beer drinker but my beer-drinking friends do love the selection of beers there. Plus, they have the great downstairs bar. Hope all is well. Happy New Year.
January 4, 2009 at 2:06 pm
Want me to airmail some Conte’s?
January 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm
Yes, pls, asap! Happy New Year, Rick. Hope all is well.
January 4, 2009 at 3:30 pm
Pete C was there recently… Happy New Year!