Dayne is the owner and manager of 21Performance (www.21performance.com), a consulting company built on his professional experience as a public executive, social entrepreneur, and research fellow. He works with nonprofit, business, and government organizations to enhance long-term sustainability and achieve better outcomes through innovative policy, strategic planning, and development practices. He is the founder and facilitator of the Flint Forum for Social Business and serves as the senior policy advisor for the Michigan Economic Center. Dayne is also an adjunct faculty at Kettering University and Baker College.
He is a prominent speaker and commentator on urban policy, community development and civic engagement. He previously served on the Executive Committee of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and on the Michigan Community Service Commission. He holds degrees in social relations, modern history, and urban affairs and has completed the preliminary exams for a doctorate in geography. He was a Rhodes and Truman scholar, an Aspen Rodel fellow and an AmeriCorps alum.