MICHAEL D. TAYLOR
Michael Taylor is a Senior Advisor with HillStaffer, bringing clients over 30 years of strategic advisory expertise in public policy, trade, regulatory and legislative issues within the advanced manufacturing, energy, chemicals, plastics, transportation, logistics, and mobility, and technology sectors at the federal, state and local levels.
Transportation. Michael is experienced in all modes – air, land, and sea – with the vast majority being focused on the automotive and trucking sector. Legislatively, Michael has worked on a number of relevant issues to include energy efficiency, the Clean Air Act, alternative fuels, autonomous vehicles, future mobility solutions, EVs, and automobile recycling. Michael is experienced working with the Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Labor, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Energy. Michael served as Senior Vice President at the international energy conglomerate Avenir LNG, focusing on renewable energy projects including waste-to-energy, hydrogen, solar, wind, tidal, and geothermal, among others, and oil and gas projects.
Plastics. Michael served as Vice President of International Affairs and Trade at the Plastics Industry Association, serving as the chief economic development and trade policy advocate and spokesperson focusing on global competitiveness and economic development issues. Michael led trade missions around the globe, including Chile, Colombia, Cuba, India, Mexico, and Turkey, and advised domestic and foreign companies from all segments of the plastics industry. Michael focused on markets including medical devices and healthcare, automotive and transportation, automotive recycling, packaging, construction and housing, bottling, bioplastics, and consumer electronics.
Michael worked at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he served as Director, Europe and Multilateral Programs with the Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC). There, he facilitated the development and growth of a pro-intellectual property rights network in Europe, raised awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights among policymakers and stakeholders, and oversaw a trilateral relationship between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Europe, and the International Intellectual Property Protection Forum in Japan.
Michael received his B.A. in International Affairs and History from the George Washington University, and an M.A., World Politics, from Catholic University of America. He lives in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia with his wife Teresa, their youngest daughter, three horses, and three dogs.