William Lyon is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of William Lyon Homes, Inc., and affiliate companies which are headquartered in Newport Beach, California. Major General Lyon was Chief of the Air Force Reserve from 1975 to 1979. He was selected for this prestigious assignment by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force in April of 1975. Political Activities: Member, Republican Eagles Member, Board of directors, Republican National Finance Committee Founding Member, California Team 100 Board Affiliations: Board Member, American Airlines (Retired) Board Member, Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Chairman, The Presley Companies Board of Directors Life Member, USC Board of Trustees Member, USC Real Estate Development Corporation Member, USC Business Affairs Committee Member, USC National Campaign Executive Committee Life Member, Board of National Association of Home Builders Military Affiliations: Life Member, Air Force Association Chairman of the Board, Academy Research and Development Institute, USAF Academy Chairman of the Board, Falcon Foundation, USAF Academy Director, Air Force Academy Foundation, Inc., USAF Academy Member, Advisory Committee, Association of Graduates, USAF Academy Life Member, Reserve Officers Association Member, The American Air Museum in Britain General Lyon is a graduate of the University of Southern California and the Dallas Aviation. School and Air College. General Lyon was born in Los Angeles, California. He is married to the former Willa Dean Harwell from Haskell, Texas. They have five children.