Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Facilities

Collette Taylor is senior vice president, human resources and facilities. In this role, Taylor leads all human resources activities, including talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, merger integration, employee engagement and talent development for the company’s Americas Region. She also oversees Astellas’ real estate services and facilities throughout the region. Taylor is a member of the Astellas US Management Committee. Taylor is also the executive sponsor of Astellas' Military employee resource group.

Taylor joined Astellas in 2007 as vice president, human resources.

Previously, Taylor served as the senior vice president of administration for GOLIATH Solutions, a start-up technology driven marketing firm, focused on a variety of matters, including human resources, legal affairs, shareholder relations, facilities and client operations. Taylor also served as vice president of human resources at Mylan Laboratories, chief administrative officer and executive vice president for Golin Harris International and vice president of human resources for LIT America.

Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Emory University and a Master of Science from Loyola University, Chicago. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.

Taylor has served as an outside director on the board of Greeley and Hansen LLC, an environmental engineering firm specializing in water and wastewater engineering and utility management consulting since 2009. She also sat on the board of directors for the Chicago Botanic Garden for four years.