Vince Lewis is a Dayton native and director of the L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at The University of Dayton. As director of UD’s nationally ranked entrepreneurship program, Vince teaches courses focused on entrepreneurship and strategic management in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. For the last several years Vince has been responsible for the capstone course in entrepreneurship. Each year, working with 10-15 student teams and business mentors, Vince facilitates consulting projects with businesses throughout the greater Dayton region. As director of the Crotty Center Vince is also responsible for the coordination of UD’s experiential offerings in entrepreneurship including, the nation’s only global, multi-site, new venture competition, Flyer Consulting, Flyer Angels and Flyer Enterprises.
Vince has a broad management background, from an entrepreneur starting his own business to an executive with one of the world’s largest manufacturing organizations. Through his experience as president of Hyde Park Electronics, president of Schneider Electric’s US Sensing Business and Founder/CEO of Logos@Work, Vince has started new business ventures, developed growth strategies, pushed through periods of growth and decline, managed generational succession and developed exit strategies. He has also served as an advisor and board member for some of the region’s fastest growing businesses and some of the region’s oldest family concerns.
Vince holds a BA from Western Kentucky University, an MA in Management from Antioch University and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program.