Taylor is a double alumna of Palm Beach Atlantic, earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in leadership. She also completed coursework at the University of Louisville, Southern Police Institute and the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute.
“We are excited to welcome Ann-Marie Taylor into this important leadership role,” said John Kautz III, senior vice president for Finance & Administration/CFO. “With the increased responsibility brought by a growing campus, Chief Taylor’s extensive experience in running a city police department makes her well qualified to lead the University’s efforts to enhance campus safety and security.”
In her new role at the University, Taylor will be responsible for serving as the primary contact between the University and external agencies in regard to safety and security issues/concerns. She also will be an active member of the University’s Crisis Management Team. On the administrative side, she will manage the departmental budget and the security content on the external websites.
Taylor lives in West Palm Beach with her husband, Don, a retired firefighter/paramedic, and 14-year-old daughter, Abbie. They have attended Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens for 14 years, where they all serve regularly. As a family, they like to travel within the U.S. and internationally; recent trips include a family missions’ trip to Haiti.
Through her years of law enforcement service, Taylor has established many relationships within the police and security communities. She says that she looks forward to combining her work experience with her time at Palm Beach Atlantic as a student to provide a unique perspective to the security and safety needs of the University.