Jon Taillon (CEEN ’98) died unexpectedly on Feb. 20. Taillon was a principal at Deloitte Consulting in the firm’s national defense, security, and justice sector.

A proud Hokie, Taillon was also Deloitte’s “school champion” for Virginia Tech. At Pamplin, he was vice-chair of the Department of Business Information Technology’s advisory board, which he had served on since 2010 and was expected to become chair of later this spring.

“Jon cared deeply about Virginia Tech and was committed to supporting students and faculty alike,” said department head Robin Russell. “We will miss his leadership, his energy, and his heart.”

Pamplin dean Robert Sumichrast said: “Jon was an actively engaged alumnus and made many contributions to advance the university he loved so much. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and to his Deloitte family.”