Meet the Chair

D. Michael Lyles, Esq.

Executive Director, Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission; Chair, Prince George’s County Human Trafficking Task Force


As the Executive Director for the Prince George’s County Human Relations Commission, Mr. Lyles manages the staff of the Commission and brings enforcement actions against violators of the County’s laws in the areas of housing, law enforcement, education, employment, real estate transactions, financial lending, and public accommodations. He also leads the agency’s outreach efforts, developing and presenting seminars on the agency’s mission, civil rights, and human relations. The County Council named Mr. Lyles Chair of PGCHTTF In July 2013. In this role, he leads the County’s efforts to combat human trafficking locally.

Mr. Lyles has served with the Department of Defense, the Prince George’s County Office of Law, Deputy General Counsel to the District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency, and in private practice. He sits on numerous boards and community advisory groups, including currently serving as Chairman of the Bowie State University Board of Visitors and as a member of the Ernest Everett Just Foundation, which promotes science careers for minority youth.

Mr. Lyles attended Iowa State University and the University of the District of Columbia as an undergraduate and earned a bachelor’s degree in business. He received a JD from the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America. Mr. Lyles is licensed to practice in all courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland and before the US Supreme Court.