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, Just to name a few. Mr. Payne has also held a wide veriety of civilian leadership positions, to include Staff Operations and Training Officer, Battalion Supervisory Staff Administrator and Brigade Supervisory staff Administrator. His leadership, guidance and creativity lead to the creation of Hotzonne.