Mr. Layfield is a Chicago native that graduated from Hyde Park Career Academy. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Northern Illinois University in 2013 and received his Master’s in education with an emphasis in student affairs in 2016. His event planning background derives from serving as the President of the Campus Activities Board at NIU, where he was tasked with leading 12 event planners in the execution of 24 events per semester, with a budget of $300,000. Mr. Layfield was able to assist in the planning of several diverse events from 2009-2013. His marketing and branding skills derived from co creating Campus Live Radio, Liberated Minds Organization and serving as the social media intern for Northern Illinois University. His student development background emerged while serving as a Graduate assistant for Trio Student Support Services, Residential counselor for Upward Bound, Program Intern for Chicago Cares One Summer Chicago Program a.  Mr. Layfield currently serves as the VP of Programming of the Urban Male Network, Brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Youth Care Worker at Mercy Home for Boys, Supervisor for the Becoming A Man Program and College / Career Counselor at Crushers Club in Englewood.