Derrick Taliaferro
Proud native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Alum of the prestigious Morgan State University where he earned dual degrees, Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management.

Mr. Taliaferro has a certification Professional Fundraising via Boston University. He has 20+ years’ management, sales and education experience; and holds a certification in C.L.O.S.E (Consistent Levels of Selling Excellence). He served as a middle school educator in Baltimore City Public Schools for 11 years; where he was awarded Teach of The Year 2 consecutive years 2002-2003.

Post the Baltimore City Public school system Mr. Taliaferro served in varying levels of Regional Management, Account Management, Senior Level Sales and training; with mid to large range private industries.  Prior to joining Year Up Baltimore, Mr. Taliaferro served as the Executive Director for 100 Black Men of Maryland.

He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rainey Day Foundation.