Senior Associate Director and Extension Leader
Texas Sea Grant
Texas A&M University
Cynthia Lyle is Texas Sea Grant's senior associate director and extension leader. In this role, she leads strategic planning and federal reporting. She also oversees extension efforts to provide services that support the people of Texas through activities that help coastal and marine businesses and industries; support resilience in coastal communities; and enhance stewardship of the coastal ecosystems upon which these industries and communities depend. Lyle brings 15 years of research development experience to the position. Since 2010, she has worked with research faculty and university leadership at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi on various projects throughout the Gulf of Mexico. She has served as the director of foundation and corporate relations and as a senior research development officer developing and managing key research initiatives. Lyle was also CEO of Geospatial Research Innovation & Design (GRID), a small business specializing in engineering and software development.