Catherine Lynch is the Chief Financial Officer at Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation, and a member of the board of directors of The Inland Group, Inc. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. is one of the nation’s largest commercial real estate and finance groups, representing more than 45 years of expertise and integrity in the industry, and has received the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for marketplace ethics in 2009 and 2014.
Catherine graduated from Illinois State in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy. She went to work for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co (currently KPMG LLP) as an auditor for nine years, and then joined Inland in 1989. She has held various accounting positions at Inland, eventually becoming CFO in 2011, where she is responsible for all of the finance and accounting activities for multiple Inland entities. In 2012, she was the first woman and non-founding principal appointed to the board of directors of The Inland Group, Inc.
As a strong believer in the benefits of mentoring, Catherine was a founding member of the Women’s’ Initiative Network at Inland, a program offering career education and advice for employees, and is an active mentor for several women in the Inland organization.
She is a certified public accountant, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society, and is also registered with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority as a financial operations principal.
She and her husband divide their time between their home in Wheaton, Illinois and their farm in southwestern Wisconsin.