9-11 10th Year Anniversary - About Niyi Taiwo - Founder of EKTIMIS

Niyi Taiwo

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Niyi Taiwo is an author and the founder of EKTIMIS, the creative and executive sponsoring company of this 9-11 10th Year Anniversary website and initiative. He is the visionary behind the commemorative artwork featured on this site and viewable in the Gift Store. He is also the co-designer of this 10th Year Anniversary website. He is responsible for conceiving and developing the Support-A-Hero program, which enables Americans to honor and appreciate the brave men and women of the U.S. military as well as the firefighter community; the Connect-With-A-Family program, which allows American mothers to connect with military Moms (and Dads) to express gratitude and offer encouragement; as well as the 9/11 National Student Challenge which opens a national dialogue about 9/11 with American youth and young adults. All of these programs are featured on this anniversary website.

As the founder of EKTIMIS and an Executive management principal consultant with a small business consulting firm, based in Boston, Massachusetts, Niyi is a very experienced and highly respected professional. His management consulting background began while at KPMG Consulting, Inc. (a U.S. global consulting firm) where he worked with many leading U.S. Fortune 500 companies and multi-lateral organizations that include: The World Bank Group, Bank Boston, Robertson Stephens, Natwest, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Putnam Investments, State Street Bank & Trust Company, and numerous other U.S. firms. Prior to his consulting tenure, he gained operational experience and financial services industry espertise working with Scudder Investments and Brown Brothers, Harriman & Company.

Niyi has also served as a public servant. In 2001 to 2002, he served as the Chief Information Officer to two Secretaries of Health and Human Services, under the Governor Jane Swift-(R) Administration, Commonwealth of Massachusetts. During his tenure, he helped the Commonwealth implement a few large scale state-wide initiatives, including the State's compliance with federal HIPAA regulations.

In his role as an Executive management consultant, he has worked on various projects with client that include UMass Medical School - Commonwealth Medicine, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.

And so, given his background and experience, Niyi is no stranger to planning and implementing very large scale and seemingly complex initiatives.

As an author, Niyi spent many years researching one sole topic - respect. His research studies on the topic led to the development of The Top Ten Laws of Respect, literary principles that govern respect between people in personal and social relationships, within a work environment, and within a family unit. He subsequently published a series of books with similar titles - The Top Ten Laws of Respect.

Niyi's vision to commemorate the 10th Year Anniversary of 9/11 began soon after September 11, 2001, when it became apparent that the U.S. military would be going to war, possibly for years, to defend and protect the freedom that all peace-loving people cherish. He anticipated the sacrifice that was to come, and made a personal commitment to honor the lives lost on 9/11 and to honor the brave men and women in uniform who defend this country.

The ground work for this 10th Year Anniversary initiative formally began in January of 2010 and has gradually evolved to the significant effort that has now produced this commemoration program -- for the benefit of all Americans.

Niyi's vision, through this initiative, is to also raise funds (from sales of all the thoughtfully designed commemorative collector artwork and anniversary brand products) in support of three worthy non-profit organizations that help America's bravest:

  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)
  • Fisher House Foundation (FHF)
  • Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)

Niyi may be reached at niyi@911TenthYear.com


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