Tyrone D. Taborn, Chairman and CEO of
Career Communications Group, Inc. (CCG), is the publisher and editor-in-chief of
Information Technology, the nation's oldest general-interest technology
magazine for the Hispanic community.Mr.
Taborn is also the producer of the award-winning syndicated TV show
"Success Through Education."
addition to HispanicEngineer &
CCG, a multimillion-dollar company, publishes US
Black Engineer &Information
Technology magazine, Science Spectrum magazine and the Women of Color Technology magazine.
Mr. Taborn has been a guest editorial
writer for the Baltimore Sun and has been a panelist on the television program
"Square Off" at WJZ-TV, the CBS affiliate in Baltimore, Maryland.He now writes a national technology column that appears in newspapers,
magazines, and on web sites and is currently a member of The National
Association of Hispanic Journalists.Taborn
has been a member of the Baltimore Engineering Society and has served on the
boards of the Afro-American Newspaper Company, the Baltimore Urban League, and
the Granville Academy.
His other current and past board positions include Centro de la Comunidad,
Inc., Baltimore Area Council Boy Scouts of America, the Montessori School in
Baltimore County, Maryland, Afro-American Newspapers, the Executive Board of the
Morgan State University Foundation, and the Board of Trustees of The Baltimore
Educational Scholarship Trust.
Taborn is the founder of Black Family Tech Week
program, which is sponsored by the IBM Corporation and Kraft.He is also the founder of LaFamilia Technology Awareness Week and the
Native American Technology Awareness Project.
Mr. Taborn was recently selected to
receive the Hispanic Engineer of the Year Chairman Award. He was also one
of only nine Internet and Technology leaders honored by Sprint and MOBE IT,
which recognizes Minority leaders and geniuses in technology, awarded the
Visionary Award by Mercedes Benz, and was also named as one of the “50 Most
Important African-Americans in Technology” by the editors of Blackmoney.com
and souloftechnology.net, which sponsors the awards to demonstrate the critical
role that Blacks play in the growth of cutting edge industries.
With roots in both the Latino and Black
who grew up in Los Angeles, California, attended college at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.At Cornell, Mr. Taborn majored in government. He also held membership in
the Senior Honor Society "Quill and Dagger" and was one of 32 academic
scholars honored with membership in the prestigious Telluride Association. In
1978, Mr. Taborn was selected the first LBJ Intern in the office of late
Congressman Julian C. Dixon.