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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest HR professional society. He previously served a two- year term as Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006.
Mr. Taylor is the immediate past President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which represents nearly 300,000 students attending public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In this role, he became a prolific fundraiser, amassing over $100 million in grants and gifts. As an influencer in his field and community, he was named one of Ebony Magazine “Power 100” in 2011.
In 2018 Mr. Taylor Chair was appointed to the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and later that year he was named to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.
Mr. Taylor holds both a Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Master of Arts with honors from Drake University. He obtained a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of Miami. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.