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

Volunteer Leaders' Business Meeting


One year after the launch of SHRM’s new strategy and focus on “Better Workplaces, Better World,” President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., shares the wins and ways we are meeting our mission to empower people and workplaces, drive social and economic change at work and unleash human potential. Taylor will also reveal bold new initiatives, advocacy and thought leadership for 2020 that will continue to elevate SHRM as the voice of all things work.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 10:45am to 12:00pm

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.

Marquis Ballroom Salons 6-10 (Meeting Level 2)
Session Type: 
General Session
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