University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., political science
Claremont Graduate University
M.A., public policy analysis
Peter Taylor recently retired as the president of ECMC Foundation. In his role, Mr. Taylor oversaw more than $275 million of investments in initiatives affecting educational outcomes, especially among the underserved population, in the areas of college success and career readiness.
Before joining ECMC Foundation, Mr. Taylor served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for the University of California system. During his time there, he oversaw all aspects of financial management at the 10 campuses and five academic medical centers.
Most of Mr. Taylor's professional career was in investment banking, 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. Before obtaining his master’s degree, he spent six years on the legislative staff of the California State Assembly Majority Leader working at the state capitol in Sacramento, California.
Mr. Taylor serves on the boards of Edison International as chair of the board, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and 23andMe as chair of the audit committee. He previously served as an appointee of Governor Jerry Brown to the board of trustees of the California State University system from 2015 to 2021, where he chaired the Educational Policy and Finance Committees.
Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Taylor is a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and serves on the Investment and Finance Committee and is chair of the Audit Committee.