Taryn not only knows what’s what with today’s marketing trends, but who’s who and how to get things done. Her marketing savvy and business acumen have been honed on more than 20 years of global and cutting edge experience.
As a former marketing executive with Bertelsmann Music Group, Taryn helped launch the careers of major recording artists. She was responsible for generating more than $600 million in sales for major and independent record labels and was named "Promotion Executive of the Year." She is the recipient of 12 multi-platinum and 7 gold sales awards.
She is the creator and executive producer of "Impact with Willis Johnson," a national weekly syndicated African American television program and led corporate campaigns for Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, and State Farm Insurance.
Taryn worked in corporate communications for AT&T and she handled media relations for Converge Global Trading Exchange, with offices in China, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, Japan, and Korea. Such marketing creativity and strategic thinking are at the heart of her rich experience that spans the entertainment, corporate, political and philanthropic sectors.
As part of the political culture, her influence crosses party lines. Taryn and President Obama’s former Trade Ambassador, Ron Kirk, were members of the Leadership Dallas program. Her work with the city of Dallas included serving as Policy Advisor to the Mayor Pro-Tem. She has worked on political campaigns with Karen P. Hughes, former counselor to President George W. Bush and assisted with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's successful campaign, "Eddie Walks the District."
Taryn has served in leadership roles with various community and philanthropic organizations including the Dallas Martin Luther King Center Board; the American Heart Association; the United Negro College Fund; Dallas Black Dance Theatre; African American Museum; The First Tee and Leonard Jones Minority Junior Golf Foundation.
Taryn is as comfortable in the boardroom as the backcourt and her ideas are as winning as her smiles.