The founder of Lyco Energy Corporation in 1981, Lyle has been a leader in the petroleum and natural gas industry for more than 25 years, exploring throughout the United States. In 2005, he established Lyco Holdings Inc., a private investment firm. During his professional career, Lyle also has helped found a number of private companies and joint ventures and was instrumental in the development of the Dallas Galleria and the InterFirst Bank-Galleria.
Lyle graduated from Louisiana Tech University, received a graduate degree in Engineering Administration from SMU and earned a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He served as a professor and administrator in what is now the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, ultimately serving as dean ad interim and as executive dean.
In addition to the Lyle School Engineering Executive Board, Lyle serves on the Executive Board of the Cox School and as a trustee of the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man in SMU's Dedman College. He is vice chair of the Maguire Energy Institute in the Cox School and the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. He is co-founder and current chair of the Associate Board in the Cox School and serves on the board of SMU's Hart Global Leaders Forum.more » « less