Frances (Fran) E. Lyon-Dugin, Ph.D.

Frances (Fran) E. Lyon-Dugin
110 1st Ave NE Unit F1001
Minneapolis, MN  55413

Phone: 612-670-3408

Fran Lyon-Dugin has a leadership and academic career built upon education and experiences in both for-profit and non-profit organizations.  She is an adjunct professor in the Augsburg College MBA program and with Concordia University St. Paul College in both undergraduate and graduate programs, and serves as consultant both independently and with Strategic Coaching and Consulting, LLC.  

In non-profit professional roles, Fran served as Community Service Director for Degree of Honor, a fraternal insurance company in St. Paul; Site Manager/Interim Executive Director of Crisis Connection, a non-profit serving mental health needs in Minnesota; CEO of the Girl Scouts of the Fox River Area, Inc. in Appleton, Wisconsin; and an independent grant writer.  While at the Girl Scouts, she led the organization through a merger of six councils that was part of a comprehensive consolidation and of the national Girl Scout organization.  Prior to her non-profit roles, Fran worked for Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Research and Development, leading projects related to document and knowledge management, and held three positions at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (formerly Aid Association for Lutherans) as Lutherans Product Manager, Strategic Planning Consultant, and Director of Vendor Management Services.  Fran’s early career included a variety of product management and consulting roles, predominantly in the healthcare industry. Her foundational years were at IBM corporation, working in administration management and marketing support at both field and headquarters locations in Eugene, OR; Bethesda, MD and Indianapolis, IN. 

Fran holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from Iowa State University, an MBA from Marquette University, and a PhD from Tilburg University in The Netherlands, in collaboration with the TAOS Institute.  Her MBA program included a week of study at Marquette’s sister university in Antwerp, Belgium with study of the European Union in its formative years.  

Dedicated to a lifestyle that includes philanthropic work, Fran has served a number of volunteer roles supporting non-profits, including United Way, the Lawrence University Academy Girl Choir, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, the White Heron Chorale, PEO (a women’s philanthropic organization supporting women’s education), Guild Incorporated, Canvas Health, and the Aliveness Project.  She has been on the Steering Committee and is a judge for the Minnesota Business Ethics Award (MBEA).  She served as Assistant Chair for the City of Lakes Rotary Foundation, Secretary of City of Lakes Rotary Club, and President of the board of New Foundations in St. Paul.  Her hobbies include world travel, choral music, camping, and enjoying all things urban in Minneapolis.