Debra M. Lyons
Director, Governor's Office of Workforce Development, Georgia
Debra Lyons was appointed director of Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue's Office of Workforce Development in January 2006. She is responsible for advising the Governor on workforce development policy and implementing initiatives to strengthen the state's workforce development enterprise. Lyons also oversees Georgia Work Ready, a one-of-kind workforce development system that links education and workforce development, and aligns to the economic development needs of the state, its regions and communities. Lyons recently served on the state board for the Technical College System of Georgia and she currently serves on the Alliance of Education Agency Heads Implementation. She holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering and a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering.
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