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Jennifer Taylor

Advisory Board Member

Jennifer Taylor is President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), where she leads one of the largest regional technology councils in the nation with a mission to accelerate innovation and promote world class workforce development. NVTC is the trade association representing the National Capital Region’s vibrant technology community and serves organizations from all sectors of the industry, from small businesses and startups to Fortune 100 companies, service providers, academic institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

Nearly 500 member companies make up the NVTC membership and look to the organization as a resource for networking and educational opportunities, peer-to-peer communities, policy advocacy, industry promotion, fostering of strategic relationships, and branding of the region as a major global technology center.

Taylor has 35 years of experience working for non-profits including the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), AARP, and the American Red Cross in business development and revenue growth roles. While at the CTA, Taylor served as Vice President of Industry Affairs. She engaged with its 2,000 member companies and launched CTA’s 21st Century Workforce Council, the Apprenticeship Coalition, and the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group to help the tech sector mitigate the nation’s skills gap, increase awareness of the growing number of high-skilled tech-related jobs, and build a fully-equipped, diverse and inclusive national workforce.

Taylor holds degrees from the University of Michigan and George Mason University. Taylor is a three-time recipient of the DC Tech Titans Award (2021, 2022 and 2023) as recognized by Washingtonian magazine. She has received three Distinguished Alumni Awards from George Mason University (2019, 2021 and 2022) and two American Red Cross Tiffany Leadership Awards (2000). She was also a CBS News Fellow in New York City in 1991 where she worked for CBS Weekend News and CBS Sunday Morning.

Taylor also serves as the Vice Chair on the TECNA Board of Directors (Technology Councils of North America) and is the President of the NVTC Foundation.

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