Byron is the Executive Vice President of Government Partnerships at United Way Worldwide (UWW), leading the development of UWW’s strategic framework for government partnerships and collaborations, and scaling program growth across the United States and abroad. He also oversees the Emergency Food and Shelter Programming.
Byron is an accomplished business and nonprofit executive and humanitarian with decades of experience leading strategic partnerships. Most recently, Byron was the President and CEO of the National Job Corps Association, a professional trade association advocating for policy and funding support for over 100 youth campuses across the U.S. Before that, he served as the Chairman of the National Family Engagement Alliance, the Human Relations Commissioner for the City of Phoenix, the CEO of the National PTA, and the first Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Affairs at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Byron was also instrumental in the success of ConnectED, a partnership with the White House during the Obama Administration, and Helping America’s Youth for the Bush Administration, bringing together nine federal agencies to support youth outcomes. Byron is an Ed.D. Candidate in Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy at Pepperdine University, holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from High Point University. He has served as a subject matter expert for multiple national news outlets, and he has been recognized for his leadership as Ebony’s Power 150 Most Influential Black Americans and on Black Enterprise’s Modern Man 100 list.