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Katie Taylor

Executive Director

Katie Taylor is an international executive deeply devoted to global development and to bringing private sector thinking to complex development challenges. She has extensive experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, and has led national and multi-million-dollar organizations, living and working across five continents.

Katie learned management and leadership at GE – across healthcare, financial services, transportation and technology industries. She has founded and supported non-profits and communities throughout her career, devoting the past 10 years to social and public service, most recently as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Global Health at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). At USAID, Katie led efforts on child and maternal survival and health. She also served as the U.S. government’s representative on the boards of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, and as co-chair of the Partnership on Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health (PMNCH).

Among other roles, Katie was previously the General Manager of GE Healthcare in Mexico, led GE Capital’s satellite and mortgages business development across Latin America, and guided a sales and marketing team for GE Transportation Systems in Brazil. She is a Certified Master Black Belt in “Lean Six Sigma” quality improvement processes, and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French. She holds a BA in Political Science from Yale University, a graduate Certificate of Political Studies from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and an MS in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University.