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Social Entrepreneur, Human and Resource Development Consultant, Training Facilitator.

Vince Bayyan is a proven Development professional with a twenty-five year plus track record of success in the areas of leadership and organization resource development.
Born and raised in Harlem, New York and a graduate from Hampton University, Vince is
passionate about engaging young people and professionals from diverse backgrounds in what he calls the process of “information transfer and personal transformation”. During his professional development career, Mr. Bayyan has secured over $5 million dollars in funding from grants, corporate sponsorships and targeted donor campaigns. He has served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for The College of Dramatic Arts at The University of North Carolina, Chapel
Hill as well as Director of Development and a Major Gifts Officer at smaller universities.

Mr. Bayyan has served in the capacity of Executive Director for several non-profit organizations including the Clarence E. Lightner Youth Leadership Academy and INROADS North Carolina Triangle, Inc. Vince has also served on the boards for arts-based organizations headquartered in the North Carolina Triangle area.

He currently serves in the capacity of Southeast Regional Development Director for the Hip-Hop Chess Federation, teaching valuable life skills that blend lessons from Martial Arts, Chess, and the positive energy of HIP-HOP culture. He and his wife Patrice are Co-Founders of Level Next Training and Life Coach Institute which includes the Austin and Betty Cross Guardian Initiative, a donor-advised fund that supports youth aging out of foster care and other guardianship situations.

Mr. Bayyan and wife Patrice reside in Knightdale, NC where they are owners/operators of the Arts Conference Event Center (ACE) at Steeple Square. The 5000 square ft. facility is available to rent for residents celebrating a special occasion or in need of a meeting space. In addition, Vince and Patrice use the space to facilitate what they refer to as “EDUTAINMENT” activities focusing on art, arts education, business, holistic health and other issues of importance to the community.

Vince enjoys creative writing and has written ads for radio, scripts for television, short and feature length films and stage plays. He enjoys fishing, chess, martial arts, mentoring youth and facilitating developmental workshop on a broad range of subject matters.

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