Lynch was named to her new position in April of this year. She is now responsible for leading the efforts associated with the entire lifecycle of the outside plant—a key part of the engineering operations of a territory that spans 11 states across the Western part of the U.S., and services 7 million customers. She also volunteers in the community, currently serving on the board of K-12 and previously on the boards of Boys and Girls Club and Junior Achievement. Lynch is not afraid of taking plunges—literally. She once parachuted out of an airplane at 14K feet to conquer her fear of heights.