The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, announced on June 5, 2014, via press release, that Jack A. Lyons has been elected as their new chairman of the board by their board of directors.
He takes over the chairman duties after serving one year as chairman-elect of the board.
The long time volunteer, who began his service in 1981, has served on a variety of committees; including the Quarter Horse Committee and the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Committee.
In addition, he has served as a show vice president along with being the officer in charge of communications.
In his private life, Lyons is the managing director at Wortham Insurance and Risk Management and graduated from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1975.
Volunteering is not just limited to Lyons. His wife, Nina has served on the Quarter Horse Committee, while their son Chad in a Captain on the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Committee.
Lyons will oversee the entire livestock show and rodeo, which emphasis on the Executive Committee, which consists of a minimum of 11 voting members, including Lyons.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) is scheduled for March 3-22, 2015 on the grounds of Reliant-NRG Park.
Beginning in 1932 at the Sam Houston Hall, the HLSR moved to the Sam Houston Coliseums in 1938.
It remained there until 1968 when it was moved to the Houston Astrodome complex.
In 2003, with the completion of Reliant Park, now known as NRG Park, the HLSR moved to its current location where more than 1,000,000 people attended the livestock show, rodeo, and accompanying events and activities.