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Peter J. Taylor

Board Member

Peter Taylor is the President of ECMC Foundation, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to educational attainment for low-income students. Under his leadership, he spearheaded more than $195 million of grants and investments in initiatives affecting educational outcomes for underserved students, with a focus on college success and career readiness.

Prior to his role leading the foundation, Peter served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the University of California system. Most of Peter’s professional career was in investment banking, with 16 years in municipal finance banking for Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital, where he was managing director for the West Coast Fixed Income Group. Early in his career, he spent six years on the legislative staff of the California State Assembly Majority Leader working at the state capitol in Sacramento.

Active in the community, Peter also serves on several other boards including as a member of Edison International, Pacific Life, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and the Kaiser Family Foundation, where he chairs the Investment Committee. He previously served an appointee of Governor Jerry Brown to the Board of Trustees of the California State University system from 2015 - 2021, where he chaired the Educational Policy and Finance Committees. He was also President of the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Chair of the James Irvine Foundation Board of Directors, the alumni representative on the UC Board of Regents, the Chair of the UCLA Foundation Board, a board member of the J. Paul Getty Trust where he chaired the Audit Committee, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, and the California Community Foundation.

Peter received his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and a Master’s Degree in Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University. He is also a graduate from the Coro Program in Public Affairs, in Los Angeles.

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