Peter J. Taylor became President of the ECMC Foundation in 2014. The Foundation's mission is to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes — especially among underserved populations — through evidence-based innovation. From 2009 2014, Taylor was Chief Financial Officer of the University of California system after spending most of his career in investment banking, as a Managing Director in municipal finance for Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital.
Taylor serves on the boards of Edison International, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Trust, where he Chairs the Audit Committee. Previously, he was Chair of the Boards of Directors of the James Irvine Foundation and the UCLA Foundation. He was also President of the UCLA Alumni Association Board of Directors, and the Alumni Representative on the UC Board of Regents for two years.
Taylor received his BA from UCLA, and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University. He participated in the Coro Southern California Fellowship in Los Angeles.