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Thomas P. Lynch—Chairman and CEO

Tom founded LYNCH & Associates in 1994.  He chairs the investment committee and oversees all aspects of the firm.  During his more than three decades of investment experience, he has developed and refined a proprietary technical analysis approach to selecting stocks that, when joined with corporate fundamental analysis, forms the backbone of the firm’s individual stock selection and management process.  This is a dynamic process that he monitors and teaches to other team members on a daily basis.

Prior to starting LYNCH & Associates, Tom held a host of senior investment management positions with Raffensperger, Hughes & Co, Anthem Capital Management as well as Anthem Trust & Asset Management. While at Anthem, he was Chairman, President, and Trustee of Anthem Funds Trust.

Tom graduated from Purdue University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  He is a lifelong resident of Evansville where he resides with his wife Donna.  They have four adult age children including three that work at LYNCH & Associates.  In addition to spending time with Donna and his grandchildren Tom enjoys fishing, hunting and golf.

Ryan T. Lynch— CFP® ChFC®, President

Ryan has a wide array of responsibility at LYNCH & Associates including overseeing business operations and client relations.  From building investments with younger clients, to maintaining investments for retirees, Ryan has a passion to protect, advise and assist clients with the various facets of finance in their lives.

Ryan has been a LYNCH & Associates team member since 1995 and has played a key role in the growth and success of the firm.  He graduated from Purdue University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Krannert School of Management. After a series of additional studies and testing, he was awarded the Certified Financial Planner™ designation and became a Chartered Financial Consultant in 2002.

Ryan was raised in Evansville, Indiana and resides there with his wife Joelle and their four school age children.  He is passionate about his family, with his children’s activities absorbing nearly all of his free time.  Ryan enjoys fishing and bird hunting and occasionally finds time to pursue these pleasures with his friends.  He is a member of Central United Methodist Church and serves as treasurer of the church’s endowment fund.

James D. Lynch— ChFC®, CASL® Senior Vice President

Jim is Vice President of  Equities and chief portfolio administrator for LYNCH & Associates.  He assists in client services, operations and is an associate of the Investment Committee.

Jim graduated from Indiana University in 2002 with a Bachelors degree in Management from the Indiana Kelley School of Business.  He received his designation as a Chartered Financial Consultant™ from the American College.  In 2014, he earned another designation as a Chartered Advisor for Senior Living.

Jim began with LNA in 2003 and has extensive experience managing our mutual fund, exchange traded fund and stock accounts.  Jim resides in Newburgh, Indiana, with his wife, Wendy.

Jennifer L. Farless – Vice President, Operations/Chief Compliance Officer

As Vice President of Operations, Jennifer oversees all aspects of account opening, processing, and monitoring, coordinates our quarterly client mailings, and facilitates the daily financial operations of our firm.  She also serves as Chief Compliance Officer and is responsible for maintaining procedures to ensure LYNCH & Associates’ ongoing compliance with the Investment Advisers Act and federal securities laws.

Jennifer joined LYNCH & Associates in June of 2011 and recently celebrated 22 years in the Securities industry.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern Indiana in 1996.

Jennifer lives in Newburgh and enjoys travel, running, mountain biking, and spending time with her son, Luca.

Julia L. Ray— Client Services Manager

Julia is often the first person LYNCH & Associates clients speak with on the phone or when they arrive at our firm.  Additionally, she has a host of key behind the scene responsibilities that serve our clients’ needs and keep the office managed in an efficient manner.

An Evansville native, Julia graduated from Reitz Memorial High School.  She has been part of the LYNCH & Associates team since 2005 when she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Counseling and Planning from Purdue University.

Julia and her husband live in Evansville with their children.  She enjoys trying to keep up with her children and playing tennis.

Matthew W. Hampton – Assistant Vice President

Matthew has responsibilities in a variety of firm areas including client services, operations, and maintenance of our investment portfolios. Matthew has a devotion to upholding the firm’s fiduciary duty.

He graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Kentucky in 2006. After a brief stop in 2008 with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Northern Kentucky he moved to the tri-state in 2010 to begin working at the Evansville Scottrade office. After seven years, three of which he served as the branch manager, he joined the LYNCH & Associates team in 2016.

Matthew is honored to be a Kentucky native, born and raised in the Mammoth Cave area. He resides with his wife Kassandra and daughter Isla in Henderson, Kentucky. He enjoys travel around the world to find new cultural experiences or enjoy beautiful landscapes in the outdoors. He also enjoys being chef for the office from time to time, sharing new foods and gathering around the table with friends and family.

Joseph O. Berry – Associate

Joe has responsibilities in various areas including client services, operations, client relations, and maintenance of our investment and fixed-income portfolios. Joe takes pride in upholding the firm’s fiduciary duty.

Joe graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Education and from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017 with a Master’s degree in School Administration and Leadership. He spent 10 years in various roles within the Warrick County School Corporation. He joined the LYNCH & Associates team in the summer of 2021.

Joe was raised in Newburgh and resides there with his wife Jennifer and their two sons Marshall & Miles. He has spent many years volunteering in the community by coaching high school baseball and middle school basketball and has since started coaching his son. His main love is spending time with his family and when time allows, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing golf.

Debbie S. VanWinkle – Receptionist

Debbie brings a warm, welcoming smile and a caring attitude to our LYNCH & Associates family. She is responsible for greeting clients and keeping our office in tip-top shape.

A long-time Evansville/Newburgh resident and Harrison High School graduate, Debbie joined LYNCH & Associates in 2015.  After working for Welborn Clinic for ten years, she spent the last two decades raising her two daughters and traveling extensively with them while they pursued their passions as elite swimmers throughout high school and college.

Debbie and her husband of 35yrs, Bob, reside in Newburgh and enjoy traveling to warm places and spending time with their children and grandchildren.