Speaker Profile

Sheila Lyons, Executive Director

MSA Coalition

Sheila Lyons has more than 20 years of extensive non-profit experience as well as strategic, fundraising and financial leadership. She most recently served as Executive Director of Apollo, where she led the Chicago arts organization through a strategic planning process that revitalized the 147-year-old organization. She previously launched an Associate’s Degree in Entrepreneurship at City Colleges of Chicago, served as the first executive director at the Triad Entrepreneurial Initiative, and was a consultant with Arthur Andersen, LLC..