John Lyda has established himself as a proven leader in both the community and corporate setting, achieving lifelong goals prior to reaching the age of 40. An 18 year veteran of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, John currently holds the position of Manager of Operations, Claims Administration.
With a passion for community and country that he inherited from his family, John has always made public service a way of life. He served for four years on the Hoover Public Library Board of Trustees from 2009-2012 before running for a place on the Hoover City Council. In August of 2012, John was elected to Place 3 on the seven member council, receiving 67% of the vote against a strong two-term incumbent. He is past president of the Hoover-Metro Kiwanis Club and the Hats & Horns Societé. He is an active member of the Friends of Hoover, serves on the Board of Directors for the Red Elephant Club of Birmingham and the Assistance League of Birmingham, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation. Recognized for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments in both the public and private sectors, John was named to the 2012 class of “Top 40 Under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal.
John holds a Bachelors degree in Business Management from the University of Alabama and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Born and raised in the town of Flat Rock, high atop Sand Mountain in northeast Alabama, John and his family have now proudly called Hoover, AL home for 20 years. John is married to Beth Kirkland, an educator for Hoover City Schools. And they have two children, Anna Kate (14) and Griffin (11). John and his family are members of Hunter Street Baptist Church.
3484 Tamassee Lane
Hoover, AL 35226