Peter J. Taylor, President
Peter Taylor is the president of ECMC Foundation. In his role, Mr. Taylor has lead more than $60 million of investments in initiatives affecting educational outcomes, especially among underserved populations, in the areas of teacher and leader development, college success, and career readiness.
Before joining ECMC Foundation, Mr. Taylor served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for the University of California system. During his time there, Mr. Taylor oversaw all aspects of financial management at the 10 campuses, five academic medical centers and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Active in the community, Mr. Taylor was recently appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the Board of Trustees of the California State University system. He also serves on the boards of Edison International and Pacific Life. He previously served as president of the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors, the alumni representative on the UC Board of Regents, and a board member of the J. Paul Getty Trust.
In 2004, Mr. Taylor was appointed to the California Performance Review Commission by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The CPR was a process designed to study the operations of state government and make restructuring recommendations. From 2000–2002, Mr. Taylor served on the board of the California Student Aid Commission, as an appointee of Governor Gray Davis.
Mr. Taylor is an accomplished speaker and author, with a particular focus on the role of career and technical education (CTE) in closing the skills gap—a central challenge facing our nation's economy—and the need for a collective effort among stakeholders to break down the stigma that holds CTE and its students back. His perspective has been published by The Washington Post, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, the Dallas Morning News, the Detroit News and InsideSources.