Principals

The principals of Tai Ventures are Luther Tai, Chief Executive Officer and Lolly Tai, President and Chief Operating Officer.

Luther Tai

Dr. Luther Tai is the Chairman and CEO of Roberts Bay Marina located in Venice, Florida, Tai Ventures, LLC and Rice Building 1871, LLC located in Troy, New York. Tai currently serves on the board of Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, The Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and The Regional Plan Association. A lawyer and engineer, Tai was a former senior executive at Consolidated Edison Company of New York. Tai had served as the Senior Vice president of Enterprise Shared Services, Senior Vice President of Central Services, Senior Vice President of Central Operations, and Vice President of Corporate Planning. Named a Fulbright scholar in 2006, he is the author Corporate E-Learning: Inside View of IBM's Solutions (Oxford, 2007). He holds a BS in chemical engineering from MIT, a master's degree in industrial engineering from Columbia University, an MBA from Cornell University, a JD from New York Law School, and a Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a graduate from Harvard Business School's Advance Management Program.

Lolly Tai

Dr. Lolly Tai is the President and Chief Operating Officer Tai Ventures, LLC and Rice Building 1871, LLC located in Troy, New York. An educator and a licensed Landscape Architect, Tai is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Temple University where she was formerly Senior Associate Dean of School of Environmental Design and Chair of the Landscape Architecture and Horticulture Department. She began her teaching career at Clemson University. Prior to that time, she was a landscape architect and project manager at the firm of Hart/ Howerton in New York City. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, she is the lead author of the acclaimed book, "Designing Outdoor Environments for Children" (McGraw-Hill, 2006). She is the recipient of the Bradford Williams Medal (2004) from the American Society of Landscape Architects and Award of Distinction (2005) from the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. She holds a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University, a Masters of Landscape Architecture from Harvard University, and a PhD from Heriot Watt University, Scotland.