Catalyst House

Lynnea Bylund, Founder

Lynnea Bylund established Catalyst House in 1999.  She is the Founder and President of Ahimsa Peace Institute a Nevada based 501c3, author of Health IS Wealth!, Gandhi Legacy Tour of India ‘The Book’, and Seeds of Light, Planting Seeds of Love. She served on the Board of Directors of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute (GWEI) beginning in early 2010.  GWEI has been in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since July 23, 2015. Lynnea is the UN EcoSoc representative for the organization. She represented Arun Gandhi, and her company partnered with Arun in the Gandhi Legacy Tour company. The Universal Peace Federation recognized Ms. Bylund as an Ambassador for Peace on September 21, 2023 The United Nations International Day of Peace.

She has four decades of experience in administration, marketing and business development in the start-up, telecommunications, and information processing industries nationally and internationally. In the 1990’s she served as a nationally recognized spokeswoman for the emerging wireless, alternative video, and information delivery industries and has appeared on CNN, PBS, NBC, as well as in numerous trade and national publications including Wall Street Journal, Barons, Radio Communications Report, Wireless Week, America’s Network and Private Cable Magazine. During that time she founded two small business-based wireless trade associations and has lobbied on Capitol Hill and at the FCC where she has spoken out strongly against the cable TV monopoly, illegal spectrum warehousing and ill-conceived congressional schemes to auction our nation’s precious airwaves to the highest bidder.  Adrian Cronauer, real life character portrayed by Robin Williams in the movie Good Morning Vietnam served as Lynnea’s general counsel and lobby partner on Capitol Hill.

Ms. Bylund is a founder and former CEO of a Washington DC telecommunications consulting and management company with holdings in several operating and near operating wireless communications systems and companies. In 1995 Lynnea became the first female in the world to be awarded a Broadband PCS operating permit – she was one of only 18 winners, along with Sprint, AT&T, Pacific Bell, etc. in the biggest cash auction in world history, raising a whopping $7.7 billion. Her company was awarded licenses to operate wireless systems in Kauai-Niihau Hawaii, Western, and American Samoa – South Seas Satellite Communications Corporation and Proteus, Inc. NuaNuaTV.

Lynnea is key founding team member who spearheads the successful effort to launch the first cable TV network in the South Pacific islands. We brought CNN International+ first to the island.  In 1995, our company partnered with American Samoa Community College “ASCC” to file for ITFS licenses which allowed the college to offer for-credit courses to ASCC enrolled students. Subsequent development phase was transmissions of the colleges programming to private residences and other locations in the community in order to provide adult education and training. Through the use of ITFS frequencies, ASCC offered courses that had been unavailable in the region for budgetary reasons. Through our partnership ASCC accomplished this without significant additional expense to the school. 

In early 2010 Lynnea accepted an invitation from Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of the Mahatma, M.K. Gandhi, to join the Board of Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute. Lynnea served as the Managing Director of Gandhi Legacy Tour founded by Arun Gandhi 2012-2019.  Read more

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