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RMU Announces PNC Financial Services President Michael P. Lyons to Deliver Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement Address

Robert Morris University (RMU) is proud to announce that Michael Lyons, President of PNC Financial Services Group, will serve as the commencement speaker at the Spring 2024 Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony.

Mike Lyons

The ceremony will take place on May 11, 2024, at 10:00am, at the UPMC Events Center on the RMU campus.

"It is an honor to have Mike Lyons joining us as our undergraduate commencement speaker this year," mentioned RMU President Dr. Michelle L. Patrick. "Mike has demonstrated an exceptional ability to lead while making a real difference in the communities and companies he has been a part of, and those are the same values we strive to instill in our students every day. I’m grateful to Mike for being willing to share his insights and experience with us, and I know that he will make this commencement even more memorable for our graduates and the entire RMU community."

Michael P. Lyons is president of The PNC Financial Services Group and its wholly owned banking subsidiary, PNC Bank National Association. 

Appointed to his current role in February 2024, Lyons oversees PNC’s primary operating lines of business as well as the Regional Presidents Office.

Previously, Lyons served as Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking (C&IB) since he joined PNC in October 2011. During his tenure, Lyons helped lead PNC's strategic acquisitions of RBC Bank (USA) (2012) and BBVA USA (2021) and spearheaded the national expansion of the company's corporate businesses. Lyons has also been instrumental in building out PNC's treasury management platform and expanding its suite of advisory capabilities and industry verticals.

Prior to PNC, Lyons served as global head of corporate development and strategic planning for Bank of America. As part of his responsibilities, Lyons helped reposition Bank of America's balance sheet and drive its growth strategy. He also led mergers and acquisitions, the private equity business, and investor relations for Bank of America. Previously, he served as a portfolio manager at investment advisor Maverick Capital where he focused on financial institutions globally.

Lyons is a national trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and currently serves as the board chair for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. He is also a member of the board of directors of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and serves as chair of the Early Warning Services, LLC Management Committee. Lyons graduated from the University of Pennsylvania.

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