Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Mr. Taylor’s career spans more than 20 years as a lawyer and an executive with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations, including IAC, Paramount Pictures, Blockbuster Entertainment Group and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, among others. He has served as chairman of the President's Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities and on the White House American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. He is a Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees at his alma mater, the University of Miami; and member of the corporate boards of Guild Education, iCIMS, and XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO). Mr. Taylor is a weekly contributor to USA Today, a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and a SHRM Certified Professional.


Fast Facts

​Full Name: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Education: Doctor of Jurisprudence and a Master of Arts with honors from Drake University
Family: A daughter, Taylor 
Factoid: When he was 15, he flew to California to be on "Wheel of Fortune"
FactoidHe was SHRM's Board Chair in 2005-06

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HR Magazine (November 2017)

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Writing Our Own Future

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, speaks at the 2018 SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP On His Conference Debut

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, speaks at the 2018 SHRM Employment Law & Legislative Conference

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