Elain Lyons, President

Elaine Lyons has been president of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce since 2003. Previously she worked in economic development at Oklahoma City Community College for 15 years. As President of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, her responsibilities range from long-term economic development to immediate implementation of civic improvements.

Her immediate goals are to increase economic and business development along with community awareness in South Oklahoma City. In addition to her role at the Chamber, Elaine serves as Executive Director of the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee and Executive Director of the Foundation for South Oklahoma City. She is active in the community by serving as a Trustee for the Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Community Advisory Board, Earlywine YMCA Council, and the Capitol Hill Main Street Advisory Board. She is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City Class XXIX and the inaugural class of TEAM South. Elaine was also recognized as one of The Journal Record’s nominees for the paper’s annual Woman of the Year Award in 2005, 2008, and inducted into the Circle of Excellence in 2020. She also was selected as a 2017 “Big 12 Women of Influence” by Cleveland County Lifestyle magazine.


Executive Director for the Foundation for South Oklahoma City
Executive Director for South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee
Trustee – Oklahoma City Riverfront Redevelopment Authority
Earlywine YMCA Council
Capitol Hill Main Street Advisory Board
Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives
Board of Directors for Committee of One Hundred
Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Community Advisory Board
Member of Rotary for South Oklahoma City/Paul Harris Fellow
The Journal Record’s nominee for Woman of the Year in 2005, 2008, and 2020
Leadership Oklahoma City Class 24
Team South Class I Alumni
Member and Participant of Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
Participant in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma Chamber Conference
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
State Chamber of Oklahoma
Urban Land Institute
Oklahoma City Community Foundation: Parks & Public Space Initiative
Selected as “Big 12 Women of Influence” inaugural class by Cleveland County Lifestyle magazine