Sharon C. Taylor is senior vice president, Human Resources, and chair of The Prudential Foundation. Taylor is the top human resources (HR) officer reporting to the chairman and is accountable for HR policies, strategies, programs and infrastructure that support Prudential’s domestic and international businesses.
She chairs several key committees, such as the Human Resources Policy Committee and the Investment Oversight Committee. She is also accountable for Community Resources, which includes oversight of The Prudential Foundation and the company’s social investments, local initiative and business diversity programs.
Prior to Taylor’s current appointment, she served as corporate vice president, Human Resources, accountable for leading Human Resources' 13 centers of excellence. Taylor’s tenure in this role was marked by improved operating efficiency, customer services and significantly reduced expenses. She has also served as corporate vice president, Human Resources, and ethics officer for Prudential’s domestic insurance group and vice president, Human Resources, for Prudential Financial’s Operations and Systems group.
Taylor has held leadership roles in Prudential Financial’s Minority Interchange and is a founding member of the company’s Black Leadership Forum. She serves as chair of the Human Resources Outsourcing Association and the Newark Regional Business Partnership, and also sits on the boards of the American Repertory Ballet, the Human Resources Policy Association and the Advisory Board of the National Council of La Raza. Taylor has received numerous awards for her high level of both business success and community service.
Taylor is a magna cum laude graduate from Temple University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in foreign languages.