University of California, Los Angeles
B.A., political science
Claremont Graduate University
Master in Public Policy Analysis
Peter Taylor is the president of ECMC Foundation. In his role, Mr. Taylor has led more than $195 million of investments in initiatives affecting educational outcomes, especially among 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.
Mr. Taylor serves on the boards of Edison International, the Parsons Foundation, 23andMe, and the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he chairs the Investment Committee. He previously served as an appointee of Governor Jerry Brown to the board of trustees of the California State University system from 2015 - 2021, where he chaired the Educational Policy and Finance Committees.
Pacific Life Responsibilities
Mr. Taylor currently serves as a director of Pacific Mutual Holding Company, and serves on the Audit Committee (chairman) and the Investment and Finance Committee.