Public Announcement
Contact: Elizabeth Pearce                
               Vice President, Business Development                 

June 15, 2023
For Immediate Release

Randy Lyle, Founder of Wildfire Mitigation Strategies, Joins Athena Intelligence as Advisor

Sacramento, California June 15, 2023 – Athena Intelligence, a leading data vendor specializing in geospatial intelligence for wildfire risk assessment, is thrilled to announce the addition of Randy Lyle to its team. As a Principal at Wildfire Mitigation Strategies, Randy brings over 45 years of unparalleled expertise in wildland fire control and utility fire programs, making him a valuable asset to Athena Intelligence.

At Wildfire Mitigation Strategies, Randy has leveraged his extensive experience to deliver effective wildfire reduction solutions to utilities. His experience and dedication to the field enhances Athena Intelligence's work on behalf of power companies.

Prior to founding Wildfire Mitigation Strategies, Randy's illustrious career included serving as Fire Coordinator at San Diego Gas & Electric.  At SDG&E, he played a crucial role in the Ignition Management Program. Prior to SDG&E, he was a Division Chief at the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), where he had a series of roles over 32 years, during which was widely recognized as an early adopter and thought leader in GIS for wildland fire prevention and control.

A highly respected professional in the industry, Randy is a regular speaker at utility risk mitigation conferences and has been endorsed by numerous colleagues for his skills in various aspects of fire prevention and suppression. His strategic thinking, combined with his vast knowledge base, positions him as a key player in Athena’s ongoing efforts to address the challenges of wildfires.

"We are delighted to welcome Randy Lyle to the Athena Intelligence team," said David Sypnieski, founder, and CEO of Athena Intelligence. "His wealth of experience and dedication to wildfire prevention align perfectly with our mission. His contributions will play a pivotal role in advancing our capabilities and making a lasting impact on the landscape of wildfire control."

Athena Intelligence looks forward to the continued success and growth that Randy Lyle will bring to the organization as they work together to address the critical challenges posed by wildfires.

About Athena Intelligence

Athena Intelligence, headquartered in Sacramento, is a data vendor with a proprietary, geospatial, conditional profiling tool that integrates vast amounts of disaggregated wildfire and environmental data. This tool generates spatial intelligence, providing a digital fingerprint of wildfire risk. The company's innovative solutions empower industries such as power, insurance, and financial services to make informed decisions in risk assessment, portfolio optimization, and loss cost probabilities. Learn more at