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With nearly 50 years of experience in and around Virginia government, Lynwood is a preeminent authority on legislative and regulatory matters related to transportation.

Lynwood served 30 years with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), including time as State Traffic Engineer with responsibility for all traffic operations in the Commonwealth. He also served as VDOT’s legislative liaison for more than 20 years, and as Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) where he held the lead legislative role. Lynwood has vast experience in all areas of traffic operations, commercial vehicles, work zone and construction issues, driver-related issues, as well as the emerging market for autonomous vehicles, and the complex coordination of national, state, and local initiatives.

After his retirement from state government, Lynwood worked as vice president of a successful government relations and association management firm. In this capacity, he served as the executive director of various statewide businesses in the propane, construction, transportation, and recycling industries. Lynwood continued to work closely with local, state, and federal transportation agencies to achieve reasonable legislative and organizational solutions for his clients and the Commonwealth. For much of the last 10 years Lynwood has represented various transportation clients as president of Butner Consulting.

Education
Northwestern University, Certificate of Traffic Engineering, 1972
University of Richmond, Bachelor of Arts in History, 1975
Virginia Commonwealth University, Master of Public Administration, 1980

Professional Affiliations
Co-chair, Motor Carrier Services Committee, American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA)
Member of Industry Advisory Board for AAMVA
Board member, Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS-VA)
Board member, International Registration Plan, Inc. (IRP)
Past President, Virginia Section – Institute of Transportation Engineers
Past President, VCU School of Public Administration Alumni Association
Chairman, Traffic Engineering Committee of Virginia Transportation Research Council

Honors and Awards
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
Recipient of DMV Commissioner’s Award for Excellence
Recipient of VDOT Commissioner’s Award for Excellence
Commendation from the Virginia House of Delegates in recognition of 20 years of distinguished service to the House Transportation Committee and the citizens of the Commonwealth (1999)