Paul Lyons

Farm Bureau names Lyons to new post

Paul Lyons of South Solon has been named to the new position of senior director, membership for Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Lyons, a 22-year veteran with Farm Bureau, is now responsible for a team that will develop and implement a comprehensive membership recruiting and retention program. He also will lead county engagement as the organization updates its business relationship with Nationwide, Farm Bureau’s oldest and closest partner.

Lyons first joined Ohio Farm Bureau in 1994 as an organization director serving four counties in northwest Ohio. Since 1999, he has been a regional supervisor responsible for organization directors in multiple counties. Prior to his Farm Bureau career he worked as a veterinary technician, farm store assistant manager and lawn service territory manager. Lyons holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University in agriculture and an associate’s degree from Columbus State Community College in applied science in animal health. He and his wife Diane are the parents of one son.

Lyons currently is the president of the South Charleston Community Club, is a trustee of South Charleston United Methodist Church, serves on the South Charleston Park Board and is active with Southeastern Local School’s athletic boosters.

Ohio Farm Bureau is the state’s largest and most inclusive farm and food membership organization. Its mission is to forge a partnership between farmers and consumers.

This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.

Editors: A high resolution photo of Mr. Lyons is available to accompany this story.