Chairman & CEO
A visionary in the global logistics industry, Lynn Fritz was the Chairman and CEO of Fritz Companies until May 2001 when it was acquired by UPS. During his 30 years of leading Fritz Companies, Inc, he developed his company from a small Customs Brokerage organization to a publicly traded international logistics services company of over 11,000 employees in 120 countries around the world achieving Fortune 1000 status in 1997. With an enduring contribution of redefining a fragmented and limited services industry through the use of technology, Mr. Fritz formed LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions and the Fritz Institute in 2001. The Fritz Institute has become recognized as the leader in developing programs to support operational effectiveness and logistics capabilities for the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Sector. LynnCo is a dynamic organization pioneering the path for third-party logistics services and recently recognized as a Top 100 3PL by Inbound Logistics.
A native of San Francisco, Fritz serves on the Boards of San Francisco’s Exploratorium and the University of California, Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology. Fritz received his B.A. from Georgetown University and J.D. from Lincoln University School of Law. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and community service, he was honored with a Doctor of Laws degree by Pepperdine University in 1995 and a Doctor of Laws degree from Drexel University in 2004. He is the recipient of numerous awards for community service including the Citizen Diplomat Award from the International Diplomacy Council (2005) and the California Prize for Service of the Common Good from the University of San Francisco (2008). He was inducted into the Logistics Hall of Fame (2021) in recognition of his long and significant contributions to humanitarian logistics.