Jared S. Lyon is President and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA). Prior to becoming CEO, he was SVA's Chief Development Officer and Executive Vice President of Operations. Lyon was a U.S. Navy submariner and diver until 2005, when he became an electronic-systems administrator at Northrop Grumman, and then managed Florida operations for Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals.
Later, he was national program manager for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. He has a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University (FSU) and a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse, where he is an adjunct professor at the Whitman School of Management. He is the Vice Chair for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran’s Advisory Committee on Education, a commissioner for the American Council on Education, and is on the FSU Veteran Advisory Board.