Steven Lyon, PhD
Food Safety, Field Operations Services
Dr. Steven A. Lyon has been with Chick-fil-A, Inc. since 2009 working with and leading the food safety and animal welfare teams. His primary role is to help ensure the safety of all products from farm-to-fork. He has held several roles ranging from leading Supply Chain food safety, product safety, restaurant procedure/kitchen design reviews, animal welfare, regulatory compliance and now leading the efforts for restaurant solutions within the Field Operations Department. 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.