Deirdre Lyons

    Deirdre Lyons is currently the Director of Corporate Image and Project Management at Alltech, Inc., headquartered in Nicholasville, Kentucky, and is responsible for the design of Alltech offices and corporate image worldwide. Alltech is a global leader in providing natural, nutritional solutions to the food and feed industry. Focusing on its ACE principle of safety for the Animal, Consumer and Environment, Alltech is committed to creating health and performance through nutrition.

    Born in Dublin, Ireland, Deirdre moved to Kentucky in 1977.  She graduated from St. Mary’s College, University College Dublin in 1970 with a degree in hotel management.

    Deirdre presently sits on several boards and committees, including the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and the Kentucky Equine Humane Center, and is instrumental in the design and implementation of science labs for elementary schools in the local community.  She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2011 Governor’s Awards in the Arts; the 2009 Winner’s Circle Award for the National Association of Women Business Owners; and the 2009 Junior Achievement’s Bluegrass Business Hall of Fame.

    Deirdre is the wife of Dr. Pearse Lyons, president of Alltech.  They have two children, Aoife and Mark.  Aoife holds a PhD in clinical psychology and has a private practice, specializing in children, in Chicago, Illinois. Mark holds a PhD in solid state fermentation and is presently Vice President of Corporate Affairs at Alltech.