Now consulting for CSW, Taryn was previously the Vice President of the Business and Community Innovation team. In this capacity, Taryn led the research, ideas, projects, and learnings associated with business and community innovation. Taryn’s expertise includes the design and implementation of industry sector strategies and partnerships, employer engagement techniques, nonprofit service delivery excellence, and effective collaboration principles. She leads the Workforce Benchmarking Network at CSW, a national network of providers and funders to develop indicators of good performance across a wide range of providers and service delivery models.
From 2009-2013, Taryn served as the project manager for CSW’s team providing technical assistance to more than 150 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grantees under a USDOL technical assistance contract to three partner organizations. During her nine years at CSW, Taryn has been engaged with a number of projects focused on curriculum design and redesign, energy policy implications for workforce, state level adoption of sector strategies, and community level systems change.
Prior to joining CSW in 2006, Taryn spent five years as a management consultant for the National Girl Scouts of the USA, where she managed client relationships and services for its local offices throughout the country. Her work there included nonprofit governance, strategic planning, financial analysis, human resources, marketing, operations, and programming. Taryn earned a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Michigan. She received her bachelor’s in women’s history and child development from Tufts University.