Maria Taylor

Maria Taylor

Chief Learning Officer
United Airlines

Maria Taylor is the Chief Learning Officer of Unites Airlines responsible for providing best-in-class learning to support United’s strategic priorities and operational compliance for airport operations, customer service, professional and leadership development.

Maria’s passion is creating innovative solutions to build strategy, leadership and organizational capability across many industries, military and government organizations. Prior to joining United Airlines, Maria served as the executive director of executive education at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and at the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University.  She also was the Director of Learning Solutions for Raytheon Professional Services and a Vice President at Maryland National Bank.

Maria co-authored Human Resource Transformation (Davies-Black 2008) and The Strategic Human Resource Leader: How to Prepare Your Organization for the 6 Key Trends Shaping the Future (Davies-Black 1998). She recently collaborated with Penn State’s Leadership and Innovation Laboratory to apply research on how organizations can best identify, recruit and develop Innovation Leaders.

Ms. Taylor received a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University.


8:45 am - 10:00 am
Oceana AB

How Will Generative AI Transform Human Capital Management?

General Session

Generative AI represents an enormous opportunity to reimagine how enterprises attract, develop, and retain talent. In this general session panel kicking off the second day of the conference, Excellence Award-winning companies will share their vision for harnessing generative technologies to transform human capital management.

Moderator: Mike Cooke, CEO, Brandon Hall Group
•Angela Beatty, Global Lead for Talent, Rewards, And Employee Experience, Accenture
•Maria Taylor, Chief Learning Officer, United Airlines
•Brad Watt, CLO, Colgate-Palmolive
•Dr. Ashwin Mehta, Global Learning Technology & Innovation Lead, Bayer Pharmaceutical (MAPV)

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