Eric Hamza Byas
Advisory Board Member
Eric Hamza Byas was born to a Christian household in the State of Georgia (his granddad was a Baptist minister), reverting to Islam in 1995. Honorably served in the United States Marine Corps, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Fort Valley University, Fort Valley Georgia, a Master of Science, Labor Relations, Human Resource Management and an MBA, International Marketing, from New York Institute of Technology. Currently Byas serves as the only “Special Service” Manager, Queens N.Y., for Verizon Communication, his 28th year with this Corporation.
Byas began volunteering at the Islamic Center of Long Island in 1997 and served as its President, 2012 to 2015. A naturally “low key” individual, some of his other interests include – golf, karate, computing, yoga and meditation.