Orlando Taylor, LEED AP BD+C
Turner Construction Company
Mr. Taylor is involved throughout the community with several organizations focused on at-risk students, including being an ACE Lead Mentor at Cleveland’s James Ford Rhodes High School, co-chair of the Turner School of Construction Management in partnership with the City of Cleveland and hosted by Cuyahoga Community College, being a Big in Big Brothers – Big Sisters as well as participating as a mentor with College Now of Greater Cleveland which administers financial aid for all students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. Mr. Taylor has been recognized locally as the ACE Cleveland Mentor-of-the-Year and an outstanding Mentor for the College Now program. This past year has been a challenge for most, but Orlando’s unwavering commitment to the success of his mentees has remained a priority.
Mr. Taylor has been a Mentor with ACE Cleveland for over a decade and has served on the Board of Directors for the past four years. His role on the Board has been a true benefit. The first-hand perspective he brings to the board, by actively serving as a mentor, allows for understanding of our diverse student body provides a window to the student and their needs. This perspective is especially unique and valuable when navigating the unknown – like the challenges that the program has navigated over the past year. His insight has enabled us to roll out an approach that benefits our students, keeps them engaged and provides additional support when needed.