Willie C. Taylor
Willie C. Taylor is the Regional Director for the Department of Labor’s Office of Job Corps (OJC) Atlanta Regional Office since September 2016. The Atlanta Regional Office services nineteen (19) Job Corps Centers in seven states in the southeastern United States. He provides managerial oversight for the agency’s financial resources, programs and staff. The current investment portfolio of the Atlanta Regional Office is in excess of $500 Million dollars.
Prior to joining the Department of Labor, Mr. Taylor served as the Deputy Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Atlanta region from 2014 to 2016. The Atlanta Regional Office serviced eight states and the U.S. Territories of Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands. He managed a staff of over 1,000 employees and direct responsibilities for all nine Field Offices which included managerial oversight for the agency’s financial resources and programs.
From February 2008 until October 2014, Mr. Taylor served as the Regional Director for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Philadelphia Regional Office. The Philadelphia Regional Office services thirteen states – Virginia north to Maine – and Caribbean Islands of Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. He provides managerial oversight for the agency’s financial resources, programs and staff. The annualized investment portfolio during his tenure in Philadelphia was nearly one-quarter billion dollars. Mr. Taylor had previously worked with EDA from 1997 through 2006.
Mr. Taylor was employed by the Escambia County (FL) Board of County Commissioners from 2006 to 2008 as the Assistant County Administrator for Community Services and Public Services agencies. He managed an annual budget in excess of $140 million and provided oversight for 1,100 employees covering eighteen departments, including the Public Safety, Fire Rescue, Purchasing Solid Waste Management and Community Corrections just to highlight a few.
In addition to working in Escambia County, Mr. Taylor’s local government experience includes nearly six years of employment with Miami-Dade County (FL) Government. In his tenure with Miami-Dade County, he held various administrative and professional positions within the Planning Department, the Housing Agency, the Solid Waste Management Department and the Office of Community and Economic Development.
Mr. Taylor obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Florida A & M University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from Clemson University. Mr. Taylor is also the 2005 recipient of the United States Department of Commerce’s Silver Medal for Leadership for his role in assisting the State of Florida in the recovery phase from the natural disasters it suffered in 2004. This is the Commerce Department’s second highest award.
Atlanta Federal Executive Board Executive Director