Andrea L. Taylor

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Andrea L. Taylor

In June 2006 Microsoft Corp. announced the appointment of Andrea L. Taylor as the director for U.S. Community Affairs.

"Before joining Microsoft, Taylor was the founding director of the Media Fund at the Ford Foundation, creating a $50 million global portfolio of media investments. Working in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the U.S., her program provided support for hundreds of projects including "Sesame Street" in China and South Africa, acclaimed television series such as "Eyes on the Prize" and "The Pacific Century," and National Public Radio (NPR). Taylor is an adjunct faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she developed and taught a new course last year, "New Media, Power, and Global Diversity," to help prepare the next generation of academic leaders for policy and practice in the age of digital media. She has also served as a delegate to four global summits of the United Nations: Tunis in 2005, Geneva in 2003, Beijing in 1995, and Cairo in 1994." [1]

She was also a former president of the Benton Foundation (in 2003 at least).

"Andrea was the managing founder and partner of Davis Creek Capital, a media technology firm." [1]

Prior to joining Education Development Center, "she was President of the Benton Foundation, and currently serves on the boards of WNYC Public Radio and New York's Film Forum. Taylor has been a panelist on LT live webcasts." [2]

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  1. 1950s to 1960s, Alumni Web, accessed January 29, 2008.
  2. A Sample of Volunteer Guests and Contributors, Learning Times, accessed January 29, 2008.