John I. Taylor is Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications for LG Electronics USA, Inc.
Active in ATSC activities for decades, Taylor currently serves as ATSC Communications Chairman in addition to his role as a member of the ATSC Board of Directors.
represents LG Electronics
on the Video Division Board of the Consumer Electronics Association
He is Chairman of the CEA Communications Committee and co-Chair of the CEA 4K Ultra HD Working Group, and he serves on the CEA Foundation Board of Trustees.
Taylor also is a member of the boards of directors of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, The Media Institute and the Library of American Broadcasting.
industry experience included serving as Chairman of the Digital HDTV Grand Alliance public affairs group, past Chairman of the CEA
Video Division and former Chairman of the CEA HDTV Promotion
He co-founded the Digital TV Transition Coalition and Plasma Display Coalition and previously served on the boards of the ATSC Forum and the Museum of Broadcast Communications.
Active in digital television since 1988, Taylor is a charter member of the Academy of Digital Television Pioneers, and recipient of its highest honor, the Industry Leadership Award.
Among other industry honors, Taylor
received the 2014 AHAM Distinguished Service Award and was inducted into the Dealerscope Hall of Fame
in 2015, largely for his
work related to digital television.
Since 2000, he has served as LG's senior U.S. industry relations and government affairs executive.
represents the company before the U.S. government and in industry organizations.
He also is chief media spokesman and public relations strategist for LG Electronics in the United States.
Taylor joined Zenith in 1981 and was named the company's senior public affairs executive in 1987 and a corporate officer in 1993. (Zenith merged with LG Electronics in 1999.) A former newspaper reporter, he earned an M.S. degree from the Medill Graduate School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., and a B.A. from DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind.