Tyrone’s professional experience includes over 22 years in the nonprofit and higher education fields in both the northwest Indiana region and Chicago, Illinois. Tyrone worked for the Foundations of East Chicago for 18 years managing their scholarship and grant programs. He also served as a consultant for Lake Area United Way and as the program director for the Gary Alumni Pathway for Students Organization. In addition, Tyrone worked at Ivy Tech Community College’s Lake County campus in the capacity of 21st Century Scholar Coordinator and Associate Director of Admissions.
Tyrone has served on the Board of Directors for several local and statewide nonprofit organizations including the Indiana Youth Institute, Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, South Shore Arts and Community in Schools Lake County. Tyrone currently serves of the board for the ECIER Foundation and is the Board Chair for the Indiana Parenting Institute.
Tyrone is the past Vice Chairman for the Indiana Blacks in Philanthropy. He also served as Chairman for the same organization for several years. He was selected to be a member of the Connecting Leaders Fellowship Program, Class of 2009 – 2010, from the Association of Black Foundation Executives.
Prior to joining AFN, Tyrone worked for Community Assistance Programs, a nonprofit service organization on the south side of Chicago. He also taught business and nonprofit management courses for both Ivy Tech and Indiana University Northwest.
Tyrone holds a B.S. Degree in Architectural Studies from Florida A & M University and an MBA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.