Tyrone E. Patel is an Avondale native who attended high school at St. Xavier and Purcell Marian respectively before receiving a football scholarship to Ohio Dominican University. While at ODU, he studied Early Childhood Education, Theology, & Athletic Coaching, and also helped his team secure a Conference Championship. After college, Tyrone embarked on an 8-week mission trip to Mexico where he helped orphaned children dealing with poverty, hunger, and neglect. Upon his return, Tyrone began working at the courthouse for Judge Bernie Bouchard in Municipal Court and later was promoted to the Felony Division. He joined the African-American Chamber in July and is off to a fast start creating new events, programs, and workshops for the business community.