Executive Director: Joseph R. Lyon

Originally from Pembroke, Kentucky, Lyon currently resides in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he is married to his lovely wife. Economic Development is Lyon’s love. He is eager to contribute his passion to the Indo-Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

In formal training, his undergraduate and graduate works were both completed at Western Kentucky University, finishing his academic pursuits with a Master of Public Administration in 2010. During his term, an emphasis was placed in intergovernmental relations, presenting studies in multiple conference circuits.

Lyon’s professional career stretches from teaching, staff to elected officials, and administration in Workforce Development Cabinet. Following his graduate work, he began teaching for Kentucky Community and Technical College Systems in American Government and Politics. He has experience in staff and management positions to three different elected officials, in his last position with long-time State Representative Jody Richards, of Kentucky. In his most recent experience, as Administrative Specialist in Workforce Development Cabinet, his duties were focused on coordinating special programs in rapid reemployment for unemployed workers. In results, his influence has played a significant role in modernizing workforce development practices in the public sector.

Lyon is happy to be a part of Indo-Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and believes the organization will play a significant role in Kentucky’s international footprint.

Contact information:
WKU
Office: (270) 745-6733
www.wku.edu