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Trustee Mitch Lyons

  • Lyons Kitzrow Wealth Advisors
  • 5088 Corporate Exchange Blvd., #200
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49512
  • (616) 540-5564 - Office
  • mlyons@msu.edu

Mitch Lyons was elected to the Board of Trustees for an eight-year term beginning January 1, 2011. A native of Michigan, he grew up primarily in the Grand Rapids area and has lived in Rockford since 1996. After graduating from Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern High School in 1988, he attended Michigan State on a football scholarship, playing for fellow MSU trustee George Perles from 1988 to 1992.

Upon graduation from MSU in 1992 with a degree in general business administration, Lyons continued his football career after being drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 1993 NFL draft. He played with the Falcons from 1993 to 1996 before signing a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers where he played three seasons before enduring a career-ending knee injury in 1999.

Upon the completion of his NFL career, Lyons moved back to Rockford full time and began his financial services career in 2000. He is a principal at Lyons Kitzrow Wealth Advisors, consulting with individuals and businesses in the areas of wealth accumulation, protection, and distribution, offering investment management as well as life and disability insurance strategies.

Lyons also is active in his community, serving on various boards that have included Mentor One, the YMCA, and the West Michigan Sports Awards, including eight years as chairman.

Lyons and his wife, Angela, along with their six children, are members of River Rock Church.