Terry Lynam is a senior consultant and strategic advisor in health care for the Torrenzano Group, a reputation and high-stakes issues management firm specializing in building and protecting reputations, enhancing shareholder value and helping clients grow their businesses.
The Torrenzano Group helps organizations take control of how they are perceived™.
Terry has more than 40 years’ experience as a communications professional in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.
Most recently, he was senior vice president and chief public relations officer at New York’s Northwell Health and a member of the senior leadership team. He joined the health system in 2001 and continues to serve in a consulting role.
His responsibilities included all external and executive communications for one of the nation’s largest health care providers with 23 hospitals, 800 outpatient locations and $13 billion in annual revenue. With a workforce of more than 75,000, Northwell is the largest private employer in New York State.
Previously, he was an executive for 6 ½ years at Lockheed Martin IMS in Teaneck, NJ, where he was director of customer and constituent relations and manager of media relations.
As a member of the senior management team of this information services subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of client and constituent communications for public-sector agencies.
From 1988 until 1995, Terry served in the administration of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo, first as a press officer to the Governor and then as press secretary to former Lt. Governor Stan Lundine. He was a spokesperson for the administration and did extensive writing on criminal justice, education, environmental conservation, health and human services, labor and transportation,
Prior to his public relations career, he worked for nearly a decade as a reporter with the Times Herald-Record based in Middletown, NY, Watertown (NY) Daily Times and Brandon (FL) News.
He earned his master’s degree in public administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and received a Bachelor of Arts in in mass communications from the University of South Florida
He serves on the executive board of the Fair Media Council, on the board of the Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and the Arthur Page Society.