Sharon C. Taylor is senior vice president, Human Resources, and chair of The Prudential Foundation. The Prudential Foundation invests more than $25 million in grants to promote strong communities and improve social outcomes in the places where their employees work and live. Taylor is the top Human Resources 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 oversight of Prudential’s Office of Corporate Social Responsibility, which includes the company’s foundation, social investments, corporate contributions and employee engagement initiatives, and the firm’s Global Security and Business Continuation functions.
Prior to Taylor’s current appointment, she served as corporate vice president, Human Resources, accountable for leading Human Resources' 13 Centers of Excellence. 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.
Taylor serves as chair of the Newark Alliance and is on the Executive Committee of the Newark Regional Business Partnership. She also sits on the boards of the American Repertory Ballet, the Montclair Museum, the Human Resources Policy Association, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Advisory Board of the National Council of La Raza. In 2012, she was elected to the Board of Directors of New Jersey Resources. Taylor graduated magna cum laude from Temple University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in foreign languages.