Our Trustees

Lyle G. Ganske

Lyle G. Ganske, who holds a J.D. with honors from The Ohio State University, and a B.S.B.A from Bowling Green State University, is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day’s Houston office. Lyle advises significant companies, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, takeover preparedness, corporate governance, executive compensation, and general corporate counseling. Lyle has been involved in over 50 transactions that each had a value in excess of $1 billion and over 50 proxy contests and battles for corporate control. Lyle represents the Boards of approximately 100 public companies on fiduciary duty-related matters. He has extensive experience with M&A involving a broad array of industries, including energy, manufacturing, retailing, and financial institutions. Lyle speaks frequently and has coauthored many articles on M&A and corporate governance issues. Lyle serves on the board of World Affairs Council of Greater Houston.  He is the former Lead Director of Altra Industrial Motion (NASDAQ) and formerly served on the Executive Committee of the Ohio Business Roundtable.  Lyle has also served on the board of Greater Cleveland Partnership, Business Volunteers Unlimited, and the Commission on Economic Inclusion. He and his wife, Mary, have two daughters and live in Hunting Valley on a preserved property.