Duana Malone aka “The Tech Queen” (Founder of Tech Queen Elite Training Institute) and Project Director for the Nevada Help Desk is an International Operations and Technology Consultant, a Computer Programmer, Website Designer & App Developer with more than 30 years experience. Duana has hosted the “Did You Know” radio broadcast for more than 20 years on KCEP Power 88 (FM 88.1) and currently owns the #1 worldwide gospel radio station network – https://24hourgospel.com with a listening audience in over 150 countries.

Duana was awarded “Technology Woman of the Year” by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) & Vegas Community Tech Fund.

Duana was also featured as the State of Nevada STEM Champion for Black History Month in February, 2019. Duana offers expertise in customer relationship management & systems automation (certified in Lean Six Sigma) and have executive leadership experience with top Fortune companies.

Duana served as the Chief Technology Officer at Aldelano Solar Chain Solutions (solarcoldbox.com), a global leader in robust “off the grid” solutions for commercial use. Prior to starting her business in 1998, Duana worked for private, public and government sectors.

Duana was appointed to the Governor’s STEM Council in February, 2020 and serves on other various local, state & national boards and councils to help create and expand initiatives in STEM Education and job growth. Each year, The Tech Queen host, sponsor and participate in after-school technology classes for Clark County School District students, the Congressional House APP Challenge and students around the world through virtual video technology training sessions.

 

Duana’s career in technology combined with her service in ministry has afforded her the opportunity to travel to more than thirty states in the U.S. and numerous places around the globe including London (England, United Kingdom); Kiev (Ukraine); Prague (Czech Republic); Rome (Italy), Brussels (Belgium); Perth (Australia) Paris (France), Oranjestad (Aruba); Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios (Jamaica), just to name a few. Duana is as an ordained Youth Pastor with B.O.S.S. The Movement. She along with her ministry and technology partners has helped many startups by training in how to create a business and birth dreams, visions and idea into reality.

A complete list of Duana’s board memberships, committees served, and awards is listed below.

As the Co-Chair of the Urban Chamber of Commerce IT Roundtable, Duana is co-leading the effort in a partnership with Microsoft to ensure every student, especially in Title I school districts are equipped to compete with today’s rapid technological advances.

On a personal note, Duana caregives for both of her elderly aging parents and husband, all diagnosed with chronic illnesses.

 

ACTIVE COMMITTEES / BOARDS / MEMBERSHIPS

  • State of Nevada Governor’s STEM Advisory Council
  • National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT), Board Member
  • Southern Nevada Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB), Budget & Finance Committee
  • State of Nevada Department of Education Advisory Council for Family Engagement, Vice Chair of Advisory Board
  • B.O.S.S. The Movement, Executive Director of Global Operations
  • Urban Chamber of Commerce, Corporate Circle Member, 2017 Nominating Committee Chair
  • Urban Chamber of Commerce Information Technology Roundtable (co-Chair)
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce (Member)
  • Microsoft International Association of Channel Partners Las Vegas Chapter (IAMCP Membership Chair)
  • Society for Information Management (SIM) Member, Workforce Committee Chair
  • Gospel Industry Network (GIN) Las Vegas President
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Nevada Help Desk Annual Technology Summit, Chair & Spokeswoman
  • Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce
  • Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Google Adwords
  • Android Developer
  • IOS Developer
  • Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE)
  • Latin Chamber of Commerce (Member)
  • Microsoft International Association of Channel Partners Las Vegas Chapter (IAMCP Membership Chair)
  • Society for Information Management (SIM) Member, Workforce Committee Chair
  • Alliance of Gospel Music Professionals (AGMP) Las Vegas President
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Nevada Help Desk Annual Technology Summit, Chair & Spokeswoman
  • Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce
  • Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce

AFFILIATIONS

  • Microsoft International Association of Channel Partners
  • GoDaddy.com Reseller
  • Code.org Affiliate
  • Innevation Center (“Innevator”)
  • Sam.gov
  • Clark County School District Partnership Office, Mentor

PAST COMMITTEES / BOARDS / MEMBERSHIPS

American Business Women Association (ABWA) Board member

Art Institute of Las Vegas Program, Web Development Advisory Committee

Nevada Small Business Development Center, Instructor

CUSTOM
TRAINING

Our Team collectively have over sixty (60) years of combined experience in every area of technology from concept to design including programming, database development, project mangement, digital design creations, mobile app creations, web development, etc. – We are an approved government vendor for local, state & federal customers. 

The Tech Queen and her business partners offers onsite, offsite, and online custom technology training, business management and consulting. We’ve managed projects for Fortune companies with multi-billion dollar budgets.

Ask about our CUSTOM training videos to streamline your daily work processes thereby increasing efficiency & saving dollars.

Duana is passionate about sharing her story and career experience with students K-college