Art Taylor

Art Taylor

San Francisco, CA, US



I am a dedicated and driven professional who is committed to business and operational excellence, education and social issues.  I have spent my most recent years directing the consulting division of a strategy and planning firm, and managing a large national scholarship and grants program.  My responsibilities in both of these positions and the tactical skill I employ are highly transferrable to your company and industry. I worked with large private corporations, commercial developers, philanthropic organizations; local and federal government, civic groups, education institutions and healthcare facilities throughout the country, to develop organizational initiatives, program and building strategies and to examine opportunities for growth and development to achieve successful outcomes align with client’s goals and objectives for the future. 


MKThink, Inc, San Francisco, CA, US, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Development

MKThink is a strategy, planning, and design firm specializing in ideas for the built environment. We integrate research, analysis, design and technical services to provide thoughtful solutions to contemporary issues at the intersection of culture architecture and environment. Our work includes long term strategic planning, renovation and new design for education, community, workplace and healing environments.

Director, Strategic Partnerships and Development (2009–2012)
Manager, Studio and Operations (2006)
Senior Strategy Analyst – Consulting Services (2005)

Hired as an analyst while attending graduate school and swiftly tapped to address firm’s rapid growth through strategic goals and planning initiative. Promoted to direct firm’s entire operations and studio functions and revenue development. Subsequently launched and led new strategy division delivering organizational evaluation analysis, strategic and long-range planning, and change management process development for clients.

Jun 2005 - Mar 2012

Hispanic Scholarship Fund, San Francisco, CA, US, Director of Programs - College Scholarships

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provider of a range of programs, services and financial supports for Hispanic students attending college and their families and educates students and families about the resources available for paying for higher education

Director of Programs – College Scholarships

Hired to manage 1 of 3 college scholarship programs and rapidly promoted to direct all 3 programs, awarding $22 million+ in annual scholarships and grants. Built and led a 15-member team and cultivated new donors. Teamed with business, government, and educational stakeholders to shape scholarship programs and outreach strategies, and to promote support services including: internships, study abroad opportunities, and mentorship programs. Lead the operational process of 24,000 applications annually and managed grant and donor contracts.

Aug 2001 - May 2005


San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, US, Masters, Public Adminiatration-Public Policy

Public Administration and Management. Concentration in Public Health and Social Policy.

Aug 2003 - Dec 2006

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Urban Planning and Architecture

Urban Planning and Architecture Studies

Aug 2001 - May 2003

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Psychology emphasis in Social Work--LCSW

May 1982 - May 1988

Areas of Specialization