Past Chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest association devoted to human resource management with more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, Mr. Taylor travels the world extensively as a business leadership speaker and human resource thought leader and is frequently sought out by national and international media outlets such as The Today Show, CNBC, Reuters, HR Magazine, CBS Evening News, Time, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Taylor is an experienced keynote speaker for audiences ranging from 100 to 13,000+ and spanning the globe from the United States and Australia to the United Kingdom and South Africa.
Mr. Taylor is the President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the only national organization representing the country’s 47 Public Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the 300,000 students matriculating on their campuses. Prior to assuming the presidency of TMCF, Mr. Taylor worked as a senior executive for IAC/InterActiveCorp – first as its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and then as the President & CEO of one of IAC’s operating subsidiaries. Before joining IAC, Mr. Taylor was a Partner in the McGuireWoods law firm; General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Compass Group USA; and he held several senior human resources and legal executive roles with Viacom subsidiaries, Blockbuster Entertainment and Paramount Pictures.
Mr. Taylor, who currently serves on the corporate board of Gallup, a leader in organizational consulting and public opinion research, also volunteers his time to several not for profit/charity boards, including the YMCA of the USA, the country’s largest social service agency; the University of Miami’s President’s Council; and the Center for Military and Private Sector Initiatives.
Mr. Taylor received his Bachelor of Science in Communication, with general honors, from the University of Miami; Master of Arts in Mass Communication, with honors, from Drake University; and Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, from the Drake University Law School, where he served as Research Editor of the Drake Law Review and argued on the National Moot Court Team. He is a member of the Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C. bars, and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.