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Billy Taylor
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Speaker Bio
Billy Taylor is an American business executive, dynamic speaker, and leadership guru. He is the CEO of LinkedXL (Excellence), a Business Operating Systems Architecting Firm. Taylor also serves as The Global Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion for The Association of Manufacturing Excellence.

Taylor spent 30 years with The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (GT), serving as the Head of North America Commercial Manufacturing and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. As the Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for Goodyear, Taylor led diversity and inclusion strategies for 64,000 employees across the 22 countries where Goodyear operates.

Taylor has been called upon by universities, international conferences, global publications, and the U.S. Army to demonstrate how to drive and sustain effective results through embracing the culture and enabling employee ownership. He is a disciple of continuous improvement processes and a certified Master Six Sigma Black Belt business leader.

A servant leader, Taylor, was named by The National Diversity Council in the US as one of the Top 100 Diversity Officers in the country. In addition, Taylor is a member of the executive advisory board for two world-leading organizations for operational excellence, business development, and cultural learning, The Shingo Institute “The Nobel Prize of Operations” and The Association of Manufacturing Excellence (AME).

He earned an MBA from Baker University, in Baldwin City, Kansas, and a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University, in Prairie View, Texas.
Billy Taylor