Lyle is one of the early participants in the creation of ORTIS, having chaired the group to synchronize the MLS® Rules for GDAR, KWAR and CAOR initially and later for the 8 founding members. When the Governor’s Group, the forerunner of ORTIS was formed, he chaired that larger organization. He has served in many roles at GDAR including 2 terms as President, been a member of the OREA Education and Finance Committees, and was elected to the initial ORTIS board in 2015.