Kris Taylor


Vice President, Global Community Relations
Ecolab Inc.

Kris Taylor is vice president of Global Community Relations for Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. A trusted partner at nearly three million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With annual sales of $15 billion and 49,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit www.ecolab.com.

Taylor is responsible for the development and execution of Ecolab’s global civic and community-based programs and also is vice president of the Ecolab Foundation. Under her direction, Ecolab has been recognized for its commitment to the community in The Civic 50, an annual initiative led by the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light that identifies and recognizes companies for their commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities where they conduct business.

Prior to joining Ecolab in 2004, Taylor held positions with Bentz Whaley Flessner, a national consulting firm for non-profit organizations, and with the Minnesota Children’s Museum.

Taylor serves on the board of directors for the Conference Board, District Energy, St. Paul, Ever-Green Energy, St. Paul, ACCP (Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals), CECP Corporate Leadership Advisory Board (CLAB), United Hospital Foundation, Ida C. Koran Trust, Rani Engineering and the Culinary Advisory Board for Southwest Minnesota State University.

Taylor graduated with a bachelor of science in business administration from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota.