Speaker Profile: Steve Taylor was born in Wichita , Kansas and raised in Seattle, Washington. He was born into an aviation family and literally grew up in and around airplanes. He soloed a Piper Cub on his 16th birthday and obtained his Private Pilots License on his 17th. He continues to fly airplanes - big and small - and currently holds an Airline Transport Pilot license with type ratings on the 737, 747, 777, Challenger and Falcon 10 as well as a letter of authorization on the 787. He also holds a Seaplane rating and an Aircraft and Powerplant mechanics license. Capt. Taylor maintains his currency on all the Boeing products as well as several vintage and modern light airplanes.
Professionally, Capt. Taylor has worked for Boeing for 20 years and has held assignments there as an engineer, manager, sales director, executive pilot, test pilot and presently serves the company as the president of Boeing Business Jets where he oversees the team of approximately 50 people responsible for the sales, support and operations of Boeing products in VIP service.
Capt. Taylor is a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Middle East Business Aircraft Association and the Seattle University Alumni Council. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Seattle's Museum of Flight.
He holds degrees in Business Administration and Economics from the University of Redlands and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Seattle University. He is also a graduate of Seattle University 's Executive Leadership Program. Steve and his wife Kris live in Medina, Washington and have a daughter, Isabel and a son, Finley.