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The world is full of suffering. It’s also full of the overcoming of it.

Good People Make For Good Business.

Lyerly team members often give of their time and their talents to support people, causes and the community. It’s a part of who we are to participate, innovate, create and donate for the betterment of others.

Elaine Lyerly – CEO and President

Served as vice chair of the National Board of Governors of the American Red Cross where she oversaw communications, fundraising and government relations (2006-2008). She co-chaired a national task force on Non-Episodic Fundraising for the American Red Cross, served as the 2001 chair of the National Red Cross Convention and served on the search committee for the CEO of the American Red Cross. Elaine has served in leadership positions on numerous civic boards and professional boards. She is also in demand as a professional workshop leader, teaching college-level classes and making presentations to business and civic leaders.

Melia Lyerly – Executive Vice President and COO

Melia has been involved with the National Kidney Foundation since 1993 and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of North Carolina (2006-2008), a position she held previously (1998-2000). During her extensive service, she served on various national committees, including Chair of the Communications Committee, Chair of the Fundraising Workgroup, Affiliate Relations Committee, the National Leadership Committee and the Nominating Committee.

Kelly Peace – VP Client Services

Kelly is a member of the Board of Directors for the Diversity Council of The Carolinas and Chair of the Communications Committee, working to ensure a more inclusive and stronger business community through education and change.

Susie Penn – VP Creative Director

She is an avid supporter of Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA).  Susie lent her artistic endeavors and several buckets of paint to re-creating a former jailhouse into a kid-friendly and fun environment for wards of the court.

These folks and other Lyerly team members are helping to leave the world just a little brighter. Because it’s the right thing to do.