Assistant Commissioner, Chief Inclusion Officer
Chris Taylor is the Chief Inclusion Officer for the Office of Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. In this role, Mr. Taylor provides structure and strategic direction for enterprise-wide inclusion and equity efforts. This includes developing a statewide vision providing strategic direction, advice and consultation to State agency partners to advance integration of inclusion and equity principles into state agency culture. Mr. Taylor supports agency leaders in change management and organization development strategies to advance systemic change in state government operations. In addition, he supports agencies and staff charged with carrying out essential responsibilities in the areas of recruitment and hiring, procurement, and economic development. Mr. Taylor is the chair of the One Minnesota Council on Inclusion and Equity, which seeks to advance equity and inclusion by eliminating disparities in the State of Minnesota and ensuring that all voices of people most impacted by disparities are incorporated into the process of government.
Taylor received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas and a Master’s degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program for Museum Studies. He is currently working on a Doctorate of Education in the Organization Development and Change program at the University of St. Thomas.