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Lyon Returns as New Chief Development Officer

Posted on April 30, 2024 in In The News

Ohio Living recently appointed Barbara Lyon as its chief development officer, effective April 29, 2024. She formally served as the corporate executive of gift planning for the Ohio Living Foundation from 2021-2022.


Lyon boasts more than 25 years of Ohio-based not-for-profit management and philanthropy experience. Following an extensive career in emergency management preparedness and response, she held the role of vice president of the United Way of Delaware County. In 2022, she founded Lyon & Co. LLC, which provides consulting services in the areas of operations and development strategy.


An invested community member, Lyon volunteers her time with many nonprofit organizations, including board member assignments with Helpline and the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health promotion from The Ohio State University.


“Barbara is a dynamic and forward-thinking leader who is passionate about the Ohio Living mission,” said Laurence Gumina, Ohio Living CEO. “I believe her refined skills and expertise, along with an incredible heart for service, best positions her to lead the Ohio Living Foundation into its next chapter.”