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Clo Taylor

Chief Learning and Engagement Officer

Chief Human Capital Officer Office

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


Mrs. Clo Taylor, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Chief Learning and Engagement Officer for the Chief Human Capital Officer Office, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  Recently, Mrs. Taylor left DoD where she was the Principal Deputy Director of Administration for the Under Secretary of Defense. She was a member of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) community since July 2008. While concurrently serving as the Principal Deputy Director of Administration, Mrs. Taylor was also the Acting Director OUSD-AT&L Human Capital Initiatives where she provided leadership and expertise in Human Capital Management as demonstrated by her management of the Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project, Senior Executive Service performance management program, and military personnel staffing for OUSD.


Recently, Mrs. Taylor served as the Director, Human Resources in the Executive Office of the President on a long-term training assignment. The assignment enabled her to further develop an operational portfolio, as she handled a diverse array of agency-wide programs including Senior Executive Service, Acquisition Demonstration Project, National Security Personnel System, Safety and Occupational Health, labor/employee relations, engagement, workforce development and other special programs.


Mrs. Taylor has served in different capacities across the federal government. In her more than 23 years of professional experience, she has achieved a strong record of accomplishments, leading people and organizations in the development and execution of forward-thinking programs in strategic planning, human capital management, business process improvement, and administrative management.


Mrs. Taylor was born in Fort Myers, Florida. She earned a Master of Business Management and her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida State University. Mrs. Taylor is married to Mario Taylor and they have two children, a son, Mario Taylor II, who is a Georgia Tech University graduate and a daughter, Latavia Taylor, who is a senior at James Madison University.

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