General Session featuring Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

2019 Annual Conference & Exposition

Better Workplaces Hold A Place for All
For today’s workers, the route to employment follows many winding paths. To make workplaces better, those pathways must be accessible to more people. In his SHRM19 Keynote Address, President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., will immerse attendees in stories of how access to good jobs can restore dignity, self-worth, marketable skills and financial independence. He will explore the ways our current workplace cultures need to change, and how SHRM and our profession can shape the fast-paced, unpredictable future of work into one that betters our world.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:30am to 9:00am

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C.
Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world’s largest HR professional society. As a global leader on human capital, culture and leadership, Mr. Taylor is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work, workers and the workplace. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today.

Mr. Taylor’s career spans over 20 years as a lawyer, human resources executive and CEO in both the not-for-profit and for-profit space. He has held senior and chief executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC and Compass Group USA. Most recently, Mr. Taylor was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

He serves on the corporate board of Gallup; on the boards of the University of Miami, Jobs for America’s Graduates and the American Red Cross; and as an adviser to Safe Streets & Second Chances. In 2018, he was appointed by President Trump to chair the President’s Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He holds both a JD and an MA from Drake University and a BS from the University of Miami. He is licensed to practice law in Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

This speaker is a member of the SHRM Speakers Bureau.

LVCC Halls N3-N4
Session Type: 
General Session
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