Derek Lyons was appointed to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in December 2020.
Derek is currently general counsel at AppHarvest. Previously, he was White House Staff Secretary and Assistant and Counselor to President Trump. An attorney by training, Mr. Lyons has extensive experience in federal regulatory policy. He served as general counsel in the office of Senator Rob Portman and worked on the House side for former Representative Jeb Hensarling. Mr. Lyons started his career as a law clerk for current Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Mr. Lyons is a graduate of Duke University and Harvard Law School.