In February, at the 83rd Annual Membership Meeting, LSINC CEO Alicia Ryan was presented the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce’s Distinguished Service Award by outgoing Board Chair Gary Bolton. The Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor the Chamber presents to an individual. It has been awarded since 1957, with the first recipient being Dr. Wernher von Braun.  “The LSINC team is proud of Alicia and her community service. Alicia always emphasizes being a good steward in our community as a key LSINC company tenet. She sets the example for all of us when it comes to community service,” said Robert M. Lightfoot, Jr., LSINC’s President.

Alicia Ryan is the founder and CEO of LSINC, a diversified company providing engineering design, product development and manufacturing and assembly of complex industrial systems for commercial and defense and aerospace companies. Among her many volunteer and leadership positions, Alicia serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Alabama School for Cyber Technology and Engineering, a statewide magnet school created by the Alabama Legislature in 2018. She also serves as the Chair of the Board of the Foundation supporting the school. This school will be the first of its kind in the nation and will address the growing demand for cyber and engineering professionals in the workforce. The school, which is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020, is currently involved in a national search to hire its first President. The school will accept students from the local area, as well as from around the state. Planned enrollment will be 350, with approximately half of the 7th – 12th grade students living on campus.

In addition to awarding Ryan for her distinguished service, Bolton also presented a $10,000 donation to the school on behalf of his company, ADTRAN. Ryan accepted the donation on behalf of the Alabama School for Cyber Technology and Engineering.


About LSINC: LSINC Corporation is a Woman-Owned Small Business that supports government and commercial clients with a diverse service offering. The company’s core competencies include engineering and product development, human resources, competitive market intelligence and business analytics, counterintelligence, strategic planning, and communications. To support customers in the most effective manner, LSINC’s culture centers on providing agile processes with a structured approach. LSINC is an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certified business. For more information about LSINC, visit

About Alabama School for Cyber Technology and Engineering: The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) is an independent residential magnet school, that will provide academically motivated and gifted 7th – 12th grade students with educational opportunities and experiences in the rapidly growing fields of cyber technology and engineering beginning in August 2020.