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Chad Bumb, The Lynx Companies



MIAMI – June 18, 2015 – The Miami Music Project has named Dr. Wasim J. Shomar – Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Lynx Companies – to Chairman of the Board of Trustees. This appointment follows Dr. Shomar’s service as board member for the past two years, participating on the executive, board nominating, and development committees.

The Miami Music Project uses music as an instrument for social transformation, empowering children to acquire values and achieve their full potential, positively affecting their society through the study and performance of music. The organization uses music to develop values of community, sharing and teamwork, creativity, discipline, perseverance and self-esteem, to inspire children to reach excellence through their own efforts, to improve academic performance, and to strengthen the unity of families. This collective success will result in social transformation, creation of opportunity and access for those most in need, development of creativity and innovation, and ultimately in improving the quality of life of our children today and in their future. This is particularly important in a growing Miami-Dade County, which has recently been cited as one of the top U.S. cities possessing the greatest income gaps.

“I am honored to serve in this role for the Miami Music Project, which has demonstrated both commitment to and success in utilizing music education as a source of social transformation. Along with the rest of the board, we will continue working to build a better Miami by composing better lives for our children,” states Dr. Shomar.

About The Lynx Companies

The Lynx Companies are a portfolio of companies operating in various sectors of the U.S. economy. We use our expertise to help talented management teams and entrepreneurs build private companies of significant value. We work closely with our portfolio companies and provide capital, operating and strategic expertise, and a network of strategic industry contacts to help them become market leaders.

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