Dayton - Gamma
Kathy Lyall is an alumna member of the Dayton-Gamma chapter. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Technology from the University of Dayton, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Western Michigan University. This is Kathy’s fourth term serving on the National Council of Phi Sigma Rho. Previously, she served one term as Member at Large (1998-2000), and two consecutive terms as President (2000-2004). Under Kathy’s leadership, the Sorority grew from 4 chapters to 20 chapters. These four years are still viewed are the most industrious and successful in the sorority’s 35-year history. In recognition of her leadership during this era, Kathy was bestowed the Pyramid Builder Award in 2005, as one of the most influential Sisters in the Sorority’s first 25 years of existence.
Professionally, Kathy is Director of Quality at RTI Surgical, an innovative medical device company that designs and manufactures biologic, metal, and synthetic implants. In recognition of her accomplishments in the field of Quality Engineering, Kathy was bestowed the Phi Sigma Rho Lifetime Achievement Award (2014), and was also named a Fellow of the American Society for Quality (2015).
The President presides over all National Council and National Convention meetings and directs and oversees the work of the National Council. She is the official national leader and spokesperson of the Sorority and has the power to appoint committees, call special meetings and designate a spokesperson in her absence. The President or her designated representative serves as an ex-officio member on the Phi Sigma Rho Foundation Board of Directors.