Executive Vice President, Special Projects, Pew Research Center; Author, The Next America
Phyllis M. Taylor is CEO and board chair at Taylor Energy Company, where she has been a director since 1979. She has been an independent director of Stone Energy Corp. since 2012. Taylor serves as an assistant state director at American Habilitation Services, chairman of Greater New Orleans Foundation, and chairman and president of the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation. She is on the New Orleans Business Council and Education Commission of the States, the Congressional Medal of Honor Education Board, the Smithsonian National Board, and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Her career in the oil and gas industry began in 1972, as in-house counsel for John W. Mecom Sr.