Andrea Perry Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration: Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. As a student, she was a member of the UTC Chattanooga Singers and Singing Mocs.

A native Chattanoogan, Andrea most recently served as Director of Marketing and Operations at First Things First and has spent nearly two decades in broadcast media. She is a 1998 graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and has served on the board of directors for the Fortwood Center, American Advertising Federation, Rotary Club of Chattanooga-Hamilton Place and Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council.  She is active in the community and in her church where she directs the choir. Andrea and her husband Edward reside in Ooltewah.