Key Professionals

Catharine N. Lyons   •   Harry M. Garrett, CPA   •   Kevin C. Thomas, ARM

Catharine N. Lyons
President and CEO

Kate has been intricately involved at Lyons Companies since it was founded in 1984.  Her knowledge of the insurance industry, clients and the organization make her ideally suited to succeed David F. Lyons, Sr., as president and CEO.   She assumed this position in April 2018 with a vision for growth that emphasizes proactive customer service and innovative risk management strategies.  Prior to formally joining the firm in 2003 as director of Branding and Communications, Kate worked in finance, marketing and special events.  She is a graduate of Hollins College.

Lyons Companies has built a client-first reputation based on a consultative process to meet our clients’ needs. We are Delaware’s largest independent risk management and insurance brokerage firm. Our success is due to having invested in the expertise and intellectual capital of in-house risk control, claims management, workers’ compensation, employee benefits, alternative risk financing and human capital management professionals. This is our brand.


Harry M. Garrett, CPA

Vice President and CFO


Harry is responsible for oversight of the
firm’s accounting and budgetary processes.
He also has accountability for company-wide payroll security and compliance, and the financial review and approval of significant contracts, capital expenditure appropriations and real estate transactions.

Harry has spent over twenty years providing fiscal guidance to a broad range of industries while developing expertise in the fields of insurance and financial services.

A native Delawarean, Harry earned a B.A. in Chemistry at Duke University and studied accounting at the University of Delaware.

Kevin C. Thomas, ARM
Chief Operating Officer

Kevin is responsible for maintaining best-practice service standards for the Lyons’ commercial, employee benefits and private client service teams.  He works within each discipline to identify opportunities that create efficiency and improve accuracy with the goal of producing a top-tier work product and customer experience.

Kevin has significant systems and workflow experience, and has an extensive background working with national and regional brokers.  He is responsible for talent acquisition, facilitating training and vetting and contracting vendor services.  He is a problem solver and solution producer, working with our Assurex Partners to establish and meet global service expectations.

Kevin is a member of the Lyons Companies management team.   He is a graduate of Goldey Beacom College holding a B.S. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Legal Studies.  He earned his M.B.A. degree in Marketing and Human Resource Management. Kevin has attained the Associate Risk Management designation.