LYNN R. HÍJAR
Lynn R. Híjar has over 18 years of international business and diplomatic relations experience where she has held leadership roles in the business, government, non-profit, and military fields. Her experience includes serving as Chief of Protocol (International and Diplomatic Relations) at the City of San Diego, Director of Community Relations and Protocol for the U.S. Naval Air Forces, and founding the Latin America Desk at the World Trade Center San Diego. She is the founder and CEO of International Business Networks, Inc. (iBiz247)
Lynn earned a Masters degree in Global Leadership and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, both from the University of San Diego. She has several other certifications including All-Services Protocol and Diplomacy from the U.S. Department of Defense at The Pentagon, Event Management from George Washington University, Project Management from the University of San Diego, and Marketing and Media from San Diego State University.
Lynn serves on several boards including the U.S. Department of Commerce’s San Diego and Imperial District Export Council, San Diego Global Knowledge University, Point Loma Nazarene University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, the University of San Diego Emerging Leaders Council, and the USD Magazine Editorial Advisory Board. She has served on over 30 other boards including World Trade Center San Diego, San Diego Museum of Man, United States University, BBVA Compass Bank Market Advisory Board, Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana, and United Through Reading. She has been a recipient of the San Diego Metropolitan 40 Under 40 awards, recognized as a Woman of Influence by the San Diego Daily Transcript, a Woman Who Means Business by the San Diego Business Journal, and a Woman of Impact by the University of San Diego. Lynn has traveled to more than 60 countries and speaks Spanish fluently.