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Barton J. Taylor
Chief of Staff for Information Technology/Teach for America

Barton J. Taylor has over 20 years of experience in national non-profits, local and higher education, and federal leadership. At Teach for America, he is responsible for all strategic planning and operational service efforts for IT. He also leads a team of professionals that manage and perform the financial and development functions of the department. Taylor also leads and manages teams for Chicago public school’s information and technology services, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the office of Rep. John Lewis, and the US Office of Management and Budget. 

His Urban League involvement began with the metropolitan board of the Chicago Urban League, where he served as president from 2005-2007. He served as co-chair of IT for the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP). He was elected Chicago chapter president in 2009.

Barton is involved in a variety of charities and civic organizations, including Peace Baptist Church, the Ezekiel Taylor Scholarship Foundation, the National Forum for Black Public Administrators, and Leaders United, a group forged to bridge the African-American and Jewish communities in the Chicago area.