Lauren Lyons

Occupation: Businesswoman, engineer;

Position: Chief Operating Officer (COO);

Company: Firefly Aerospace, Inc. ;

Industry: Aerospace;

Residence: United States;

Nationality: American;

Lauren Lyons

Lauren Lyons is Chief Operating Officer (COO), Firefly Aerospace, Inc. Ms. Lyons’ priorities will focus on transitioning Firefly from an R&D environment to a production environment that streamlines delivery to customers on schedule and with high reliability, while maintaining the essential capacity to innovate, execute quickly, and respond rapidly to changing market dynamics.

Work Experience

She was most recently at Blue Origin, where she was a Lead Systems Engineer in Blue Origin’s Advanced Concepts.

Prior to Blue Origin, Ms. Lyons spent several years at SpaceX where she held leadership roles on the Dragon, Falcon 9, and Starlink programs, and with responsibilities in Vehicle Engineering, Safety and Mission Assurance, Chief Engineering, Business Development, and Mission Management.

Before joining the world of commercial space, Ms. Lyon worked as a medical device R&D engineer. She also worked on Mars robots at NASA/JPL, wrote about how space benefits earth, and taught leadership courses at Harvard University.

Philanthropy, Community Service and Memberships

She currently serve as a mentor for the Patti Grace Smith Fellowship, which provides jobs, mentorship, and community for Black undergrads seeking aerospace careers; and where possible, She speak at events sharing my own origins story in hopes that I can help inspire a new generation of explorers — especially women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the aerospace industry.

Education

Ms. Lyons earned a bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and minors / certificates in Engineering Biology and Robotics & Intelligent Systems from Princeton University. She also earned a master's degree in Business and Government Policy from Harvard, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Let's Make Africa & The African Diaspora The Largest Economy In The World!

The African Diaspora is the worldwide collection of communities descended from native Africans or people from Africa. Black People!

One small step in overcoming 500 years of "The HUMILIATION of Black People." We must never forget!

Recently Added Black Executives

Occupation: Businessman; Position: Co-founder & CEO; Company: Yoco Technologies; Industry: Financial Services; Residence: South Africa; …

Born: c. 1955, Pennsylvania; Occupation: Engineer, Businesswoman; Position: Vice President of Research Center for Responsible AI and Human Centered…

Born: c. 1989, Atlanta, Georgia; Occupation: Lawyer, Businessman; Position: CEO, Co-founder; Company: The Gathering Spot Holdings; Industry:…

Occupation: Businessperson; Position: CEO and founder; Company: Kings Innovations; Industry: Agriculture, Real Estate; Residence: Ghana; …

Born: c. 1970, Los Angeles, California; Occupation: Businesswoman; Position: President; Company: Bartle Bogle Hegarty; Industry: Marketing and…

Latest News & Articles

FTC: Black Entrepreneur & Executive Profiles is reader supported, we may earn income on affiliate links. You support us by using our links to buy products, it will cost you nothing extra. Learn more...

Percy "Master P" Miller, the serial entrepreneur and master marketer known best for founding No Limits Records, is celebrating reaching 1 million…

Firefly Aerospace, Inc., a leading provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space services, today announced that…

Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion, making her the wealthiest female musician in the world. But it’s wasn't music that’s made her so rich.

Jay-Z and NBA player Andre Iguodala, was among group of investors who worked with Blackstone Group Inc. in purchasing Certified Collectibles Group, a…

Tekedra Mawakana will take the helm at Waymo as co-CEO, as current CEO John Krafcik is stepping down after five and a half years leading the company.…

Black Billionaires

Born: April 10, 1957, Kano, Kano State, Nigeria; Occupation: Businessperson; Position: Chairman, President; Company: The Dangote Group; …

Born: February 20, 1988, Saint Michael, Barbados; Occupation: Businesswoman, singer, songwriter, actress; Position: Co-Founder; Organizations: …

Born: December 4, 1969, Brooklyn, NY; Company: Roc Nation; Position: Founder; Industry: Media, Entertainment, Publishing, Fashion; Residence:…

Born: June 8, 1977, Atlanta, Georgia; Occupation: Rapper, Music Producer, Fashion Designer, Businessman; Position: Founder; Company: Yeezy; …

Born: January 29, 1954, Kosciusko, Mississippi, U.S.; Occupation: TV Host, Actress, Film & TV Producer, Businesswoman, Philanthropist; Position:…