David Lyons

Founding Director & Chief Executive Office

David Lyons is a Founding Director and Chief Executive Officer of CoOportunity Health. Throughout his career, Lyons has been a passionate advocate for the power of public-private partnerships and is recognized for his ability to foster collaboration.

Lyons is the Founder of The Iowa Institute and President of TII Corp. Through the Institute, Lyons works to identify challenges and opportunities in the state, implements research to outline options and develops strategies, tools and support to enable Iowa communities and industries to successfully respond.  Economic development, sustainability, healthcare, and tax policy are just a few of the areas of present activity for the Institute. Lyons serves on numerous public and private boards and has held several professional leadership positions including Chief Business Development Officer for the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Director of the Iowa Department of Economic Development, Insurance Commissioner for the State of Iowa and Legal Counsel with the Iowa Legislature.  David has a long history of leading innovative and successful public-private partnerships in Iowa, including legal (tort) reform, health reform, rural development, environmental protection and renewable energy, as well as spearheading numerous projects for both Republican and Democratic administrations. David grew up on a family farm near Bernard, Iowa.  He received his undergraduate degree from Loras College in Dubuque and his law degree from the University of Iowa.

Contact David at [email protected].