Jennifer Taylor is President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), one of the largest regional technology councils in the nation and serves as the regional technology voice representing a diverse and thriving technology ecosystem by promoting innovation, convening, educating, and advocating for the greater Washington technology community.
Taylor, a native of the DC region for 30 years, joined NVTC from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) where she served as Vice President of Industry Affairs. During her time at CTA, she engaged with its over 2,000 member companies from Amazon, BOSCH, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Sony Electronics, and to Ford, Lyft, Toyota, and Uber. Taylor also launched CTA’s 21st Century Workforce Council and the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group to help the tech sector close 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.
Previously, Taylor served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Caring Village, a former subsidiary of Segue Technologies. Prior to that, Taylor worked at AARP for over 10 years as Vice President of Business Development where she developed and launched a tablet for tech-shy seniors in partnership with Intel® and created multi-channel revenue sales strategies for a wide range of industry verticals including consumer technology benefits for AARP members.
Earlier in her career, she served in leadership roles at the American Red Cross, RTCRM (a Wunderman Company), KSK Communications, and the American College of Cardiology.
Taylor frequently writes and speaks on the topic of ‘The Future of Work’, highlighting best practices and new ways for employers to attract, hire, train, and upskill Americans to perform in-demand jobs.Her op-eds and articles have appeared in publications such as The Hill, Fox Business News, The Next Web’s PODIUM, andIt Is Innovation-i3. Taylor has also served as a host and presenter at CES, the Global Stage for Innovation, in the CES Future of Work and Innovation for All conference tracks.
Taylor holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from George Mason University. Taylor is the recipient of the Prominent Patriots in Business Award from the George Mason University School of Business and two American Red Cross Tiffany Leadership Awards. She was also a CBS News Fellow in New York City in 1991.
Taylor resides in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband David Taylor, Chief Growth Officer of RightEye, and their two sons.
The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) is the membership and trade association for the technology community in Northern Virginia. As one of the largest technology councils in the nation, NVTC serves about 800 companies from all sectors of the technology industry, as well as service providers, universities, foreign embassies, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Through its member companies, NVTC represents about 350,000 employees in the region. NVTC is recognized as the nation's leader in providing its technology community with networking and educational events; specialized services and benefits; public policy advocacy; branding of its region as a major global technology center; initiatives in targeted business sectors and in the international, entrepreneurship, workforce and education arenas; and the NVTC Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity that supports the NVTC Veterans Employment Initiative and other priorities within Virginia's technology community. Visit NVTC at http://www.nvtc.org.