Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President and CEO, SHRM

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of the SHRM (pronounced “SHERM”). Mr. Taylor’s career spans more than 20 years as a lawyer and an executive with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, including IAC, Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, among others. He has served as chairman of the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and on the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. He is a Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, the University of Miami; Independent Director of the Flores & Associates corporate board and member of the corporate boards of Guild Education, and XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO). Mr. Taylor is a weekly contributor to USA Today, a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and a SHRM Certified Professional.

“We as leaders must work to foster strong, intentional workplace environments that lead to cultural alignment, gender equity and, ultimately, a better world of work. I’m truly honored to be recognized as a Trailblazer in Gender Equity and Diversity and will continue to work on behalf of SHRM and the profession of HR to highlight the importance of company culture and to effect positive change and advancement for women in the workplace.”