Byron Sanders

Byron Sanders (he/his) is president and CEO of Big Thought, an impact, youth-aligned organization closing the opportunity gap by equipping youth with the skills to create. His work across many sectors has centered on the belief that people are born great; our responsibility is to create systems of opportunity for their greatness to shine. Byron and his team work to build programs and learning systems that empower youth with the skills to thrive in their authentic voices and recognize their own power. By building 21st-century skills, a youth becomes a creator and can forge their path ahead. He is recognized as 2022 Dallas Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO and the CASEL O’Brien Award for Excellence in Expanding the Evidence-Based Practice of Social and Emotional Learning, and is to be named a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar. Byron believes that with youth as co-designers of the world around us, we become the best version of ourselves.