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Society for Human Resource Management names new president and CEO

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Johnny C. Taylor Jr. has been named president and CEO of the Alexandria-based Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

He succeeds Henry Jackson, who had announced plans to retire after 12 years at SHRM.

For the past seven years Taylor has been president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, whose members include publicly-supported, historically black colleges and universities and predominantly black institutions.

Before joining the fund, Taylor was responsible for the global human resources at IAC, a portfolio of publicly traded media and internet businesses, later becoming CEO of one of IAC's companies.

Taylor also served in the dual role of general counsel and senior vice president, HR at Paramount Parks & Live Entertainment, as well as vice president, HR at Blockbuster Entertainment.

He also was a labor and employment partner at the law firm McGuireWoods LLP and the president of  its human-resource consulting firm.

Taylor is a long-time member of SHRM and served as chair of its board in 2005 and 2006.

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