kaye byrd

senior ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE

Kaye Byrd joined Van Dyke Horn as a Senior Account Executive in 2018,  bringing a wealth of experience in strategic communications, public relations and external affairs.  She most recently served as deputy communications director for Wayne County and communications director for its public works department, where she led strategic communications to engage and inform nearly 2 million residents and other stakeholders in 43 communities.

Prior to her work at the county, she worked on Detroit City Council as chief of staff to its Council President. Byrd’s background in local and county government provides her with the expertise to represent a large portfolio of Van Dyke Horn’s utility clients.

Byrd earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Wayne State University and was also a member of its Journalism Institute for Minorities program (now Journalism Institute for Media Diversity.)  She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalist’s Detroit Chapter.

When not focused on agency work, she is dedicated to empowering and uplifting women through moderated conversations.