Atlanta, Ga. -- AutoTrader.com announced the appointment of Sylvia Taylor to the position of Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, she will oversee all human resource functions building policies and programs that increase organizational effectiveness and employee development. She will report directly to Bill Templeton, chief financial officer.
Taylor brings more than nineteen years of strategic and operational HR experience, having spent the majority of her career at Fortune 500 corporations such as Target Corporation, ExxonMobil, PepsiCo and General Motors. Taylor is a seasoned HR professional specializing in organizational effectiveness, recruitment and talent retention, employee and labor-management relations, as well as compensation and benefits administration. She has experience in both national and international environments.
"With her successful track record and industry experience, Sylvia is a proven strategist who will be a valuable asset to AutoTrader.com," said Chip Perry, chief executive officer. "As our business continues to grow, Sylvia's expertise will ensure our most valuable asset - our employees- are ready for the future." Taylor earned both a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a Master of Business Administration from Howard University.