Mark W. Taylor

Director, Government Operations – California
The Boeing Company

Mark W. Taylor serves as Director of Government Operations for The Boeing Company. In this role, Taylor leads Boeing’s state and local government relations activities in California and helps coordinate Boeing’s investments throughout the state. He joined Boeing in 2019 with extensive government affairs, strategic communications, political and campaign experience after working for government agencies and clients throughout California. Taylor helped found and serves as the Chair of the Aerospace and Defense Alliance of California (ADAC) and is a board member for the California Manufactures and Technology Association (CMTA).

Prior to joining Boeing, Taylor served as Chief of Staff for Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia where 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. Taylor also 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 that were signed into law.

Taylor is active in the community and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Fund for Education in Long Beach, the treasurer for the LBCC Foundation and board secretary for the Long Beach Opera. A Southern California native, Taylor graduated from Whitney High School, 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 currently pursuing a Masters of Global Business Administration at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is the father of two grown sons and lives in Long Beach with his wife Melissa.