- Byron served as a federal civil servant as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He was the first person to hold this position since the Office was created 5 years ago.
- He was a former National Program Leader for the National 4-H HQ at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
- Byron spent a decade in Phoenix as an education advocate and community leader, and he served as Policy Advisor for Faith and Community Initiatives for Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano.
- He served as the Director of the Governor's Division for Community and Youth Development.
- Byron is a former K-8 school principal.
- He is an accomplished speaker who has delivered presentations in 46 states, the Caribbean and Africa.
- He is the author of The ABC's of Life.
- Byron has been a guest on The Dr. Phil Show, and been featured in a number of publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Ebony, USA Today, and JET Magazine.
- He is not a biological parent, but has raised his nephew since childhood.
Byron V. Garrett of Chicago is the first-ever male African-American Chief Executive Officer of National PTA. Throughout his career, he has been an agent of progress -- valuing people of varying perspectives and backgrounds, and promoting the idea that everyone has an obligation and opportunity to serve the best interests of our youth. Here are some of the highlights: