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Steve Taylor

Senior Vice President and Counsel for Public Policy

Mr. Taylor leads United Way Worldwide’s public policy advocacy strategies, serving as the chief liaison between the United Way system, Congress and the Executive Branch. Additionally, Mr. Taylor’s public policy team works with hundreds of local United Ways to guide their advocacy strategies at state and local levels of government.  Focused on building United Way’s grassroots network in the United States, Mr. Taylor’s work is integral to United Way’s individual engagement strategy. Mr. Taylor has been with United Way Worldwide since 2007.

As a member of United Way Worldwide’s senior team, Mr. Taylor is a primary liaison between United Way and the national charitable sector in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Taylor develops messaging and advocates on behalf of the nonprofit sector, helping to favorably position the sector with the public and lawmakers.  He serves on the public policy committee for Independent Sector, as well as the public policy committee for the National Council of Nonprofits. Mr. Taylor serves on the board of Nonprofit Vote. He has previously served on the boards of the Coalition for Human Needs and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.  Mr. Taylor received the National Assembly’s Spirit of Collaboration Award in 2015.  Mr. Taylor is a volunteer Girl Scout Troop Leader.

Prior to joining United Way Worldwide, Mr. Taylor spent over 10 years working in various capacities as a staff member for four United States Senators, most recently serving for two years as General Counsel to then U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE). Mr. Taylor served as Senior Counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights for six years. Mr. Taylor also served as Chief Legislative Analyst for the Minority Leader in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Mr. Taylor holds a bachelor of arts in political science from University of New Mexico, and a juris doctor from the University Of New Mexico School Of Law. He is licensed to practice law in New Mexico.