Lavance E. Payne
Lavance is the founder, CEO, and current Chairman of the Board for Hotzonne. A New York native, Mr. Payne served over 28 years in the United States Army. During his robust military career, Mr. Payne has held nearly every leadership position that an enlisted member could hold. Team leader, Squad Leader, Instructor, Drill Sergeant, Senior Drill Sergeant, operations NCO, Platoon Sergeant, and First Sergeant, to name a few. Mr. Payne has also held a wide variety of civilian leadership positions, including Staff Operations and Training Officer, and both Battalion and Brigade level HR/Supervisory Staff Administrator. His leadership, guidance, and creativity lead to the creation of Hotzonne.