Steven Lyon, Ph.D.
Food & Product Safety
Steven Lyon manages supply chain Food Safety for Chick-fil-A, Inc. Dr. Lyon’s main responsibilities include approving all new suppliers and verifying compliance in accordance with specifications for all current suppliers with regard to Food Safety. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Inc., Dr. Lyon was a Researcher for the USDA’s Bacteriological Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance Research Unit in Athens, GA, where he focused on the transfer of antibiotic resistance among foodborne pathogens isolated from food animals and published results in several journals. After experience working as General Manager for a well-known pizza restaurant, Dr. Lyon obtained his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from University of Georgia - College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.