BYOB 2020 speakers

Austin C. Briggs

Austin C. Briggs


This young entrepreneur is a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Briggs was able to overcome a troubled youth by finding his calling in entrepreneurship. Briggs graduated from Kent State University with a BA in Entrepreneurship in 2010. Briggs is the founder of the Cleveland School of Cannabis, and his portfolio of companies is valued at over $10M and growing. Briggs believes that the education system needs to include entrepreneurship and financial literacy starting in elementary school. Follow Austin: @austincbriggs on Instagram or


Kevin Greene

Kevin Greene, BYOB speaker


Kevin Greene is a father, mentor, compassionate community member, and successful entrepreneur. With ownership of two successful startups—Faces International Marketing and Development and the Cleveland School of Cannabis—he has years of experience developing successful teams. Kevin also co-founded R2C2 Inc, a youth development non-profit organization that works to advance teens from disenfranchised populations. He has served on boards with organizations such as the United Way, Valley Youth House, Lehigh Valley Chamber, and the Community Action Lehigh Valley. 


Tyrone Russell

Tyrone Russell, BYOB speaker


Tyrone Russell is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, community advocate, and award-winning higher education professional. Recipient of the 2017 African American Businessman of the Year Award presented by the African American Business Council of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Tyrone is the Chief Executive Officer of Faces International Marketing and Development, LLC and President of the Cleveland School of Cannabis, a career school for cannabis education.