Taylor Beck joined the VA Ready team in March 2021 as the Partnerships Manager and is prepared to strengthen relationships with our partners and develop strategies to make an impact on our VA Ready scholars. Taylor is the leader and advocate in developing strong relationships with, and understanding the hiring needs of our growing community of Business Partners. Before joining the VA Ready team, Taylor served as the Senior Manager of Partnerships for the National Head Start Association (NHSA). There, she strengthened her commitment to community service, furthered her experience in collaboration and development of opportunities for stakeholders, and gained an appreciation for a business impact. As a result of her breadth of skills and depth of project management expertise, she excels at bringing order to chaos and finds great satisfaction in establishing best practices through a “continuous quality improvement” approach. She was responsible for cultivating and sustaining relationships with key external stakeholders, managing strategic revenues, conference trade shows, and sponsorships.
Prior to her time with NHSA, she was the Membership Experience Manager at The University Club of Washington, DC, a Platinum City Club of America. She supported the General Manager and Board of Governors by bolstering membership development and retention by establishing changes to the admissions process, educating current members to sustain the health and wellness of the Club, and expanding and diversifying the membership base.
With a passion for coaching and mentoring, she currently serves as the Executive Chapter Advisor for the Zeta Xi chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority at the University of Virginia. She started her education at Blue Ridge Community College before transferring to James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she received a Bachelor of Science, Majoring in Hospitality Management with a Minor in Business Management – Go Dukes!