John Lyon, Esq.

President and Chief Executive Officer
Location: USA/Alexandria, VA

John Lyon is a global development visionary and a licensed law practitioner with 13 years of experience working with World Hope International and seven years of experience in international law. At World Hope, John was elected President by the Board of Directors in September 2013. Prior to this, John was VP of Programs/Director of International Programs for World Hope, as well as a board member and volunteer. John’s foremost technical experience is with water/sanitation and construction projects, and he has created water and sanitation plans for several World Hope locations, including Sierra Leone. Prior to his time at World Hope, John practiced law at the international law firm WilmerHale, where he helped World Hope develop its microfinance and social enterprise program. John served in the Peace Corps in Jamaica from 1998 to 2000, where he raised more than $200,000 to build a primary school and helped popularize a typhoid-proof latrine model. John holds a bachelor’s degree from Houghton College and a JD from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law.

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