Gary Tyner Jr. is President of KD College, a subsidiary of KD Studio, Inc., which is one of only a handful of Nationally Accredited acting schools between New York and California offering Associate of Applied Arts Degrees in Motion Picture Production, Acting, or Musical Theatre.
Raised in the Dallas area, and represented by the Kim Dawson Agency from the age of 2 , Mr. Tyner has had the opportunity during his career to gain multidisciplinary experience in film and television as well as modeling.
Mr. Tyner has been active in the career school sector of education for more than 20 years and has served on numerous boards and committees at the municipal, state, and national level.
He served as chairman of the board of Career Colleges and Schools of Texas (CCST) based in Austin and previously served two terms on the board of directors. As chairman, Mr. Tyner represented CCST in Washington D.C. regarding the state of the industry, the strategic changes occurring, and the resulting impact on the association on a national level. CCST consists of more than 200 member schools, which provide resources on regulatory and legislative matters and shared knowledge about pivotal issues and opportunities within the sector.
Mr. Tyner also served as chairman of the Legislative, Membership, and Conference Committees where he worked to close the gap between legislators and regulators by testifying and lobbying in both the Texas House and Senate. He has co-authored legislation and worked closely with legislative staff in this effort.
He is an active member of the board of the Trinity River Arts Center (T.R.A.C.), a not-for-profit arts center whose mission is to expose at-risk youth to the arts. He serves on the advisory board of the Lone Star Film Society (LSFS) which showcases some of the best in American independent cinema. Mr. Tyner served on the advisory board for the Deep Ellum Film Festival which fostered growth and nurtured development in the film community from 1999 to 2006.
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