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Meet The Founder

Meet the person who works hard to make Project SHINE a reality.

  • Kyle King

    Executive Director/Founder

    Read about Kyle King

    Kyle King is the founder and currently serves as the Executive Director of Project SHINE, Inc. King has an unwavering desire to help create opportunities for the next generation of future leaders. His drive originates from his upbringing in Atlanta, Georgia, by way of Westwood, New Jersey.

    Holding a B.S., in Finance from Alabama A&M University, King is committed to offering innovative programs, workshops and events to enhance student learning through real world exposure and hands on activities. In a 2013 Keynote speech, King quoted, “You do not have to be at any Ivy League School, to be an Ivy League Student.”

    With Fortune 500 Healthcare Experience King, has an expertise in building forecast tracking/reporting systems that enhance accuracy and efficiency. He is an analytical, goal-driven business professional with success in both non-profit and corporate settings. Through his experience building solid foundations in financial services, market research, and project management, King is committed to teaching students the importance of educational excellence by increasing the standard in classrooms around the globe.

    Throughout his matriculation at Alabama A&M University, Kyle had the opportunity to intern with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Volvo Cars of North America, and BMW. Furthermore, he furthered his studies abroad in Accra, Ghana. Comparing his enriched college experience to the average student at this university, Kyle saw a need to provide more career and skill building opportunities for students.

    In Kyle’s belief, his own experiences outside of the classroom were crucial to his professional and personal development. According to Kyle, the greatest benefit of college is the chance to develop skills, intern, and network to take full advantage of possible career opportunities. Kyle’s goal for Project SHINE is to create a program that bridges that gap between higher education and business.