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Herman Taylor joins Maryland Black Caucus Foundation

ANNAPOLIS – The Maryland Black Caucus Foundation (MBCF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public policy and education Foundation, recently announced the appointment of Herman L.Taylor Jr. to its board of directors.

 

Taylor, is a businessman and community leader from Montgomery County and brings to the board decades of service throughout the State of Maryland. His list of personal and professional accomplishments include being president & CEO of Deskmate Office USA, cited as one of the top black-owned office products companies in the Washington metropolitan area.

 

Taylor's public service has included involvement with the Rainbow/Push Coalition's Wall Street Project, National Coalition of Minority Businesses, Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, African-American History and Culture, Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation, Olney Theatre, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, and The ARC (formerly Association for Retarded Citizens).

 

A former state legislator who represented Montgomery County’s 14th Legislative District, Taylor was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002, and re-elected in 2006. He served on the House Economic Matters Committee and chaired the Subcommittee on Unemployment Insurance. He also co-chaired the Joint Committee on Unemployment Insurance Oversight, and served on the Banking, Economic Development, Science & Technology Subcommittee, the Business Regulation Subcommittee and the Public Utilities Subcommittee.

 

In 2003, he served as the historian of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. From 2006–2008, he was second vice-chair of the caucus, chair of the Economic Development Committee and co-chair of the Legislative Review Committee. He was also a member of the Maryland Veterans Caucus and the Maryland Democratic Business Caucus.

 

Taylor is no stranger to the MBCF.  In 2009, he hosted the event “MBE Night in Annapolis,” held during the MBCF Legislative Weekend where over 1200 individuals and business people took part.

 

"We are thrilled to have someone of Herman’s caliber joining the board of directors," said  Maryland State Delegate Aisha Braveboy. "Every day, Herman demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to small business and bettering the lives of everyday people.  Herman is also known for his ability to motivate and inspire people. It will be a pleasure to have him join our dedicated Board of Directors.”

 

Taylor said: "I am extremely honored and excited to join the MBCF to help this historic foundation accelerate into warp speed its goals and future vision.  Maryland has such a diverse history.  Each day that passes represents a new opportunity in creating a vibrant, dynamic future for residents of this great State. I look forward to working with the MBCF to develop and execute a roadmap to achieve the goals of the MBCF."

 

Taylor will be formally recognized at a concert to benefit Maryland’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, where rhythm and blues diva Chrisette Michelle will perform live at the concert at Bowie State University.

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