Executive Director of Ignite and Faculty Associate in Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Byron comes to PSR with over 25 years of experience building successful organizations through clearly defined values and forming culture of authenticity, transparency and empowerment with an entrepreneurial spirit.  Before coming to PSR, Byron served as President of the Art Institute of California, San Francisco for over 12 years and most recently as the Vice President of Operations for the Art Institute of Houston system of schools with locations in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.

Byron started his career in higher education in 1993 after spending several years in East Asia as a business consultant and a High School teacher.  For over 10 years, Byron served in various roles in student recruitment for two college systems including Director of Admissions, Vice President of Training and Development and Vice President of Student Enrollment.  Byron is excited to be a part of the PSR community and looks forward to engaging the PSR community and leverage his experience to supporting Ignite’s mission to develop visionary, socially responsible leaders that would go forth with boldness to help transform businesses, culture and society.