Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is the President and Chief Executive Officer of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM is the professional society for 300,000+ HR members across 165 countries who impact the lives of 115 million workers. As a leader on human capital and leadership, Johnny is a sought-after voice on all matters affecting work. He is frequently asked to testify before Congress on critical workforce issues and authors a weekly column, “Ask HR,” in USA Today.
Johnny’s knowledge and perspectives are shaped by his 20+ year career as a Lawyer, Human Resources executive and CEO. He has held Senior Chief Executive roles at IAC/Interactive Corp, Viacom’s Paramount Pictures and Blockbuster Entertainment Group, McGuireWoods LLC, Compass Group USA, and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Currently, Johnny serves as Chair of the President’s Advisory Board on HBCUs and as a member of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. He also serves on the boards of the American Red Cross, the University of Miami, and Jobs for America’s Graduates.
Johnny holds a law degree and M.A. from Drake University, and a B.S. from the University of Miami.