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Katie Lyon

Katie Lyon

Managing Partner, Education Division
Minneapolis, Minnesota

About Katie

Leading partnership success and the strategic direction for Gallup's Education Division

Katie is the Managing Partner for Gallup's Education Division, which encompasses more than 1,000 relationships with leading U.S. institutions. Her career mission is to realize the potential of all people, leaders and teams, enabling more effective and transformative workplaces and school systems.

Under Katie's leadership, the division has contributed to the national conversation on student and workplace engagement and building thriving school cultures. She provided the vision to reengineer the Gallup Student Poll, which gathers more than 500,000 youth perspectives every year regarding the school experience. Her team has taught, mentored and equipped thousands of leaders and educators to positively impact wellbeing and engagement, resulting in hundreds of institution-level programs mobilized to benefit students and/or employees every year.

Katie previously served at Gallup as a Senior Consultant and as the Director for the Higher Education team. She was the leader in launching the now-bestselling book CliftonStrengths for Students, and has personally nurtured the success and retention of several clients, including several large four-year research universities.


St. Olaf College
Bachelor's Degree, English

University of Iowa
Master's Degree, Business

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