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April L. Taylor, Board Chair & Talent VP, AllianceBernstein

April L. Taylor’s professional journey has led her to a variety of industries, including manufacturing, management consulting, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and finance, across 9 states. She’s currently the VP, Campus and Emerging Talent Recruiting Manager with AllianceBernstein, leading a team of 4 to execute the Firm’s campus recruiting strategy, along with internship and rotation program management. In this role, April is responsible for developing the Firm’s national campus recruiting strategy, aligning with various business unit’s talent needs, creating and enhancing process, and infrastructure, around internship and rotation programs. April is active in her community, enjoys reading, traveling, playing with her dog, Sunday, and any opportunity to relax. One of her most memorable trips was to South Africa.

April is a native of Nashville, TN where she graduated from Tennessee State University, receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration in Computers. A lifelong learner, April later pursued graduate studies – Brandeis University, MS in Software Engineering, Indiana University, for her MBA, in Organizational Management, and obtained her Associate Certified Coach credential, from the International Coaching Federation. April is also a wellness advocate, most recently receiving her Yoga Teacher Certification.
April was featured in the 2014 Winter edition of US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine, as one of the “People You Should Know”, was a regular volunteer for the KY National Black MBA Chapter’s Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) program while in Louisville, a former board member for the Louisville Women’s MBA chapter, serves on the Board of Governors for the Speed Museum of Art, President-emeritus of TSU’s Louisville Alumni Chapter, and Alumni Trustee for the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management. She was recognized for her exceptional dedication to helping the community, through community service and personal example, as a 2017 YMCA Black Achiever. April continues to share her love of STEM, volunteering at the National Society of Black Engineer’s annual conference, with the NSBE Jr. FIRST Lego League competition. April’s passion is developing people and it’s readily demonstrated in her personal and professional commitments.