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Kaye Byrd

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

What do you do for Van Dyke Horn? 

My extensive experience in local and county government allows me to provide high-level strategy and communication to VDH’s large portfolio of utility clients.

What are some highlights from your previous experience?

I most recently served as deputy communications director for Wayne County and communications director for its public works department, where I led strategic communications to engage and inform nearly 2 million residents and other stakeholders in 43 communities. Prior to my work at the county, I worked on Detroit City Council as chief of staff to its Council President. 

How do you support the community?

I’m a member of the National Association of Black Journalists Detroit Chapter. When not focused on agency work, I am dedicated to empowering and uplifting women through moderated conversations. 

One of your top career achievements:

Establishing Girl Grow Experiences, where I create opportunities to help women focus on changing the way they think about themselves, one thought at a time.

Education:

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Wayne State University where I was a member of its Journalism Institute for Minorities program (now Journalism Institute for Media Diversity).

Favorite quote:

“My mission in life is not to merely to survive, but to thrive; and do so with passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou