In Memoriam: Sanford David "Sandy" Lyons 11/10/1956 – 07/20/2019
Sandy was many things to us but first and foremost he was our leader. He was the reason all of us are part of The River Group. His integrity, compassion, intellect and wit are infectious and created and anchored our culture. Sandy’s motto was “health, family, River” and he lived by that to the very end.
He was passionate about River which he founded on the principal of “by clients for clients” and was born out of his experiences as CEO and the lessons learned on the job. We aspire to his example every day in putting our clients first. And, on this day, we remember the source of our inspiration.
Sandy was a proud graduate of the Unites States Military Academy at West Point and was the CEO of several global multibillion-dollar organizations. But it was his character not accomplishments that defined him. His perspectives on our work and the impact on our clients shaped our partnership and was our North Star. Most of all, we appreciated his honesty, sincerity as well as his mischievousness which were a sign of his affection. It defined him in our eyes. We miss him and are honored to carry on his legacy.
Our thoughts are with his family, his wife, Catherine, and his sons, Connor, Greyson and Benjamin, his extended family and his many friends.