Andrea Perry Lyons holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. While a student at UTC, she was a member of the Chattanooga Singers and Singing Mocs. A native of Chattanooga, Andrea joined the university staff in 2015 after serving six years as Director of Marketing and Operations at First Things First, a local not-for-profit organization. Andrea also has an extensive background in broadcast media, working both in radio and television. She is a graduate of Leadership Chattanooga and has served on several boards including the American Advertising Federation, Rotary Club of Chattanooga-Hamilton Place and Ooltewah/Collegedale Chamber Council. She remains active in the community and in her church where she directs the choir. Andrea and her husband Edward reside in Ooltewah.