Scottsdale-based notMYkid (pronounced: Not My Kid), a nationally focused non-profit organization focused on empowering and educating youth, families and communities with knowledge and courage to identify and prevent negative youth behavior, announced Karrin Taylor has joined its Board of Directors.
“We’re thrilled that Ms. Taylor has joined the Board of Directors for notMYkid and that she will share her expertise and passion for youth to help our organization continue to grow and expand.” said Aimee Runyon, CEO of notMYkid. “Karrin’s extensive expertise in public/private partnerships, along with her vast community involvement experience will benefit our organization as we look for new ways to grow our efforts to inspire youth towards positive life choices.”
Karrin Taylor is Executive Vice President for DMB Associates and is responsible for ongoing land use entitlement matters and other value enhancing efforts for DMB communities and businesses. Taylor also provides oversight for the company’s governmental and political affairs efforts and economic development activities at the local, state and federal level. She has been a member of DMB’s entitlements team for 15 years. Under her leadership, the entitlements team has worked on public-private partnership agreements, negotiated GPLET agreements, CFDs and other complex development plans for projects around Arizona. She has been responsible for the successful entitlement of many of the company’s projects, including Eastmark, Verrado, Marley Park, Centerpoint, One Scottsdale and DC Ranch.
Prior to joining DMB, Taylor was a Principal with the law firm of Biskind, Hunt & Taylor, P.L.C., where she practiced in the areas of land use, development and zoning law representing large landowners (including DMB) on significant and complex land use cases.
Taylor has served on several boards and commissions, including: Foundation for Environmental and Economic Progress (FEEP), where she was President of the Board; State Bar of Arizona – U.S. District Court for Arizona; Maricopa County Bar Association; Maricopa Association of Governments (Transportation Policy Committee); Arizona State Land Department (Conservation Advisory Committee); U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Corporate Leadership Advisory Council); Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series; Phoenix Suns Charities; Luke Air Force Base, where she was Honorary Wing Commander; U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (Commander’s Group); U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff (Civic Leaders Group) in Washington, DC; Greater Phoenix Economic Council Executive Committee; Valley Partnership, where she was Chairman of the Board; Great Hearts Preparatory Academies; Veritas Preparatory Academy, where she was Co-Chair of its capital campaign; Arizona Aerospace Institute; Maricopa County Parks and Trail Foundation; Joe Foss Institute; and Xavier College Preparatory Academy (Board of Trustees). She received a Bachelor of Arts in History and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University, as well as a Juris Doctorate from ASU’s College of Law.