Mr. Lynskey has more than 24 years of experience with Miami-Dade County government. Most recently, he served as Deputy Director of PortMiami, Miami-Dade County's second-largest economic engine. During his four-year tenure as Deputy Director, Mr. Lynskey was responsible for finance and administration, architecture and engineering, cargo and cruise contract development. as well planning. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Lynskey negotiated the first-ever PortMiami P3 cruise terminal facility for Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD and multiple new cruise guarantees for Carnival Cruise Line, MSC Cruises and Disney Cruise Line, in addition to developing a Commercial Paper financing program. He was also the point person for the PortMiami Tunnel project and the intermodel rail program. Mr. Lynskey's prior experience at WASD included a year-long engagement reviewing all professional service agreements, making recommendations reorganizing the department's organizational structure, and designing an employee gainsharing program. In 2005, he updated WASD's multi-tiered rate structure and established the wholesale rates for water and sewer customers.
Prior to his employment at PortMiami, Mr. Lynskey supervised an internal consultancy for Miami-Dade County for nearly a decade. He has also worked at the U.S. Department of State in the Presidential Management Program. Mr. Lynskey holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown in Foreign Service and a master's degree from Columbia University in International Affairs.