Dr. Lloyd Bingman is president and CEO of Brighter Day Consulting, LLC and chief operating officer of The Bingman Group, LLC. He is also a part-time faculty member of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Lloyd performs research-based data analysis, and provides recommendations on urban community issues. In addition to his educational experiences as a researcher, writer and education policy analyst, Lloyd has also acquired skills and abilities in reviewing and writing federal and state government grants. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed in book publications on the academic achievement and performances of African American K-12 students and undergraduate and graduate college students. Lloyd and his wife, Teresa, are the parents of two Okemos graduates. Lloyd was an OEF trustee from 2015-2018.