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President of Taylor's Marketing & Management (TMM), Mr. Payne has more than 25 years experience in marketing, management, technical assistance and business development strategies for small and minority-owned businesses. Prior establishing TMM, he held marketing and advertising positions for Pitney Bowes, Inc., All Pro-Broadcasting and KACE 103.9 FM. He was the Marketing Advisor for the Los Angeles Urban League Minority Business Development Center, Retail Brand Manager for Weber’s Bread, and General Partner for Taylor’s Grocery Store. Mr. Payne is an active business owner and community business advocate, with a vision for the highest quality of services to businesspersons and communities seeking knowledge and intelligence necessary for establishing and growing businesses. TMM is certified as a Small Business Administration 8(a) business.


Teresa Wallette is TMM’s Senior Vice President with extensive experience in business, administration, finance, project management and organizational development in the public and private sectors. Ms. Wallette specializes in business and financial management for minority and women-owned businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Former president and owner of a high technology, defense electronics and manufacturing company, Wallette has also held senior management positions with large non-profit organizations in Los Angeles, New York and Dallas where she developed innovative programs and increased operational and financial viability. As a business and organizational development consultant, Wallette has worked with such varied organizations and businesses as the Southern California Edison minority vendors, The College Fund/UNCF, Los Angeles Urban League, US Department of Commerce, and OAPP a division of Los Angeles County Department of Health Services among others.