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Angie Taylor, PHD
Dr. Angie Taylor has a long history of excellent leadership, staff development and commitment to diversity. Currently, she serves as General Manager for Guardian Quest, an organization specializing in providing training, organizational development and leadership solutions for corporate, government, educational and military clients across North America. In addition, she is CEO of ExcelQuest, a training agency that works specifically with the faith-based community and small non-profit organizations.

While working with Guardian Quest, the organization partnered for a time with the Leadership Foundry, a military focused training organization that specializes in personal development through assessment. During that time, Dr. Taylor was certified to facilitate leadership inventories such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator instrument, Thomas Kilmann Instrument on conflict, and the Change Style Indicator instrument. Angie has designed curriculum, facilitated workshops and delivered keynote addresses for corporate, government, educational and military clients across North America. She is a regular presenter at various national, regional and statewide leadership conferences, typically earning excellent and exceptional evaluation ratings.

Angie has an earned doctorate in Educational Leadership, holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and Policy (MPA) and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, all from the University of Nevada, Reno. Her background is in higher education where she completed a storied 20-year career at the University of Nevada. While at Nevada, she served in several senior level leadership positions including Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Assistant Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, and Associate Vice President for Student Success Services.

Dr. Taylor has served on numerous committees, task forces and boards for the University, the local community and nationally. She currently serves as either a board or advisory board member for the Access to Healthcare Network of Nevada, Education Alliance of Washoe County, Northern Nevada Black Cultural Awareness Society, Junior League of Reno, and Nevada System of Higher Education.

Angie is a passionate, energetic presenter and has dedicated her life to making people and organizations better. She has received many awards and recognitions for her leadership and community service including membership in three halls of fame and inclusion on two “people to watch” lists. Dr. Taylor is also an ordained minister and serves as the administrative assistant pastor at Greater Light Christian Center in Reno, Nevada.

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