Steven Lyon, PhD
Director, Food Safety – Field Operations
Dr. Steven A. Lyon has been with Chick-fil-A, Inc. since 2009 leading various food safety and animal welfare initiatives. His primary role today is centered around control of foodborne diseases and respiratory diseases within the enterprise. He has held several roles ranging from leading Supply Chain food safety, product safety, restaurant procedure/kitchen design reviews, solutions/innovations, animal welfare, and regulatory compliance. Prior to Chick-fil-A, Inc., he was with the USDA for 7 years. His work has been published in peer reviewed scientific journals and also in magazines associated with poultry production. At the USDA, he worked on several projects involving antibiotic resistance and surveillance programs aimed at protecting public health from emerging foodborne pathogens. Steven holds 3 degrees from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Poultry Science, Masters of Science degree in microbiology, and doctorate (Ph.D.) in food microbiology.