University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., political science
Claremont Graduate University
Master in Public Policy Analysis
Mr. Taylor became President of the ECMC Foundation in May 2014, and President of the Zenith Education Group in August 2016. Based in Los Angeles, the Foundation's mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes — especially among underserved populations — through evidence-based innovation. The Foundation's annual grantmaking budget is $23 million, and focuses on vocational education and college retention programs.
Zenith is a non-profit vocational education organization that offers short-term programs in the allied health, automotive and construction trades. Zenith is wholly owned by ECMC. The schools have nearly 10,000 students and operates 24 locations nationwide.
Prior to joining the ECMC Foundation, Taylor spent five years as Chief Financial Officer of the University of California, based in Oakland, CA. As the first CFO in the history of the UC system, Taylor oversaw financial management for the entire $25 billion institution, which included ten campuses, five academic medical centers and other academic research facilities. Most of his professional career was in the investment banking industry, with nearly 16 years in municipal finance banking for Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, where he was Managing Director for the West Coast Fixed Income Group.
Mr. Taylor is a member of the board of trustees of the California State University system. He also serves on the boards of Edison International, as chair of the Audit Committee, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, the California Community Foundation, and the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Taylor currently serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and serves on the Member Interests Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Governance and Nominating Committee.