Derya TaskinPresident, Turkish Institute for Progress
Derya Taskin is the President of the Turkish Institute for Progress (TIP). Born in Turkey, Ms. Taskin moved to the United States in 1995 to attend high school and, later, Seton Hall University, where she attained a B.S. in Diplomacy and International Relations and a B.A. in Criminal Justice. Prior to her leadership of TIP, she spent time working with the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations and the Turkish Grand National Assembly’s Turkish Mission to the European Union. <br /> <br /> Among her many boards and professional memberships, Ms. Taskin is a member of the Turkish American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she previously sat on the Board of Directors, and she also previously served as Vice President of the Federation of Turkish American Associations – the nation’s oldest umbrella organization for Turkish American Organizations in the United States.