Stephen J. H. Lyons

Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel

Steve Lyons is Executive Vice President and Chief Counsel for the Columbus Partnership. In his current role, Steve oversees the internal operations and administration functions of the organization. He is also responsible for the development and oversight of the Partnership’s public affairs and community strategies to position the Partnership as a philanthropic, community and economic development leader and raise its profile among key audiences within the community.

Steve joined the Columbus Partnership in 2010. Prior to joining the Partnership, Steve led the marketing, public and community affairs for Jack Nicklaus and the Memorial Tournament. In this role, he oversaw the company’s global marketing and sponsorship portfolio including the company’s philanthropic programming and community giving initiatives.

Steve is an active community and volunteer leader and is involved with numerous business, civic and nonprofit organizations. These include serving on the boards of Experience Columbus and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, Inc., and as a Trustee of Capital University.

Steve earned a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications from Elon University in Elon, North Carolina and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He, his wife Shannon, and their three children reside in Grandview.