- Associate Director
- Strategic Alliances Team
Taunya is the associate director of Strategic Alliances in the Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at the University of Kentucky (UK), where she is focused on developing key alliances for the commercialization of UK intellectual property. She has been at UK since 1999, where her previous positions have been assistant vice president for Commercialization & Economic Development, chief financial officer for Kentucky Technology, Incorporated; College of Engineering lecturer; and Minority Engineering program director. Prior to UK, Taunya worked at Milliken & Company, a chemical and textile manufacturer. Positions there included production manager, process engineer, technical salesperson, and marketing analyst & planner. Taunya is on the College of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council, the Executive Committee of the UK Alumni Association Board of Directors, she is the vice chair of the Lexington Downtown Management District, she was the 2014-2015 board chair for Opportunity for Work and Learning Incorporated, and she is a past president of the UK College of Engineering Alumni Association Board. Taunya has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering and a Master of Business Administration, both from the University of Kentucky.