Mark W. Taylor

Director, National Strategy and Engagement California
The Boeing Company

Mark W. Taylor is the California Director of National Strategy and Engagement for The Boeing Company, the world’s largest aerospace company. In this role, Taylor
leads Boeing’s state and local government relations activities and helps coordinate Boeing’s investments throughout California. He joined Boeing in 2019 with extensive government affairs, strategic communications, political and campaign experience working for government agencies and clients throughout California.

Prior to joining Boeing, Taylor served as Chief of Staff for Long Beach Mayor, Robert Garcia. He helped lead significant achievements including the creation of the first Public-Private-Partnership to build a new City Hall, Main Library, Port Headquarters, and downtown park, as well as passage of eight local ballot and tax measures producing more than $500 million in new local funds.

Previously, Taylor served as the Director of College Advancement, Public Affairs, and Governmental Relations at Long Beach City College where he led the effort to pass three pieces of legislation signed into law. He also helped lead the development of the Long Beach College Promise partnership and the Promise Pathways initiative, which significantly increased college access and success for local students and replicated nationally.

Taylor is active in the community serving as a founding Board member of LB BLAST, a mentoring program. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the LBCC Foundation and Board Secretary for the Long Beach Opera. A Southern California native, Taylor graduated from Whitney High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history and economics at Whittier College and a master’s degree in the History of American Civilization at Brandeis University. He is the father of two grown sons and lives in downtown Long Beach with his wife Melissa.