Johnny Taylor Jr.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. travels the world extensively as a business leadership speaker and human resource thought leader and is frequently sought out by national and international media outlets such as The Today Show, CNBC, Reuters, CBS Evening News, Time, Fortune, and The Wall Street Journal for his opinion and comments regarding complex human resource and leadership issues facing employers. Taylor is the author of a new book, “The Trouble With HR: An Insider’s Guide to Finding and Keeping the Best People,” being released by AMACOM this coming August.
Taylor spent the last several years with IAC/InterActiveCorp—first as its Senior Vice President of Human Resources and then as the President & CEO of IAC’s identity search engine, RushmoreDrive.com. Before joining IAC, Taylor was a Partner in the McGuireWoods law firm and President of that firm’s consulting business; General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Compass Group USA; and has held several senior human resources and legal executive roles with Viacom subsidiaries, Blockbuster Entertainment and Paramount Pictures.
Taylor is the Past Chairman of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), one of the world’s largest professional associations with 235,000+ members in 130 countries, and has served on the boards of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, the University of Miami President’s Council, the Drake University Board of Trustees, and the National YMCA Employee Benefits Plan.
Taylor received his Bachelor of Science in Communication, with general honors, from the University of Miami; Master of Arts in Mass Communication, with honors, from Drake University; and Doctor of Jurisprudence, with honors, from the Drake University Law School, where he served as Research Editor of the Drake Law Review and argued on the National Moot Court Team. He is a member of the Florida, Illinois and Washington, D.C. bars, and holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.