Pattye Taylor-Phillips
Executive Fellow

Pattye Taylor-Phillips

Pattye Taylor-Phillips provides a unique approach to business management and problem solving.   She blends her experiences in engineering and management to address time sensitive, business critical challenges that often lead to change.  Her experiences at General Electric (GE) spanned the Manufacturing and Finance organizations including roles in Manufacturing Management, Six Sigma (as a Master Black Belt), and a leadership role in integration activities supporting GE’s purchase of Transamerica and Bombardier Finance.   

While at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing she worked in technical and management roles to support the development of new technologies and business solutions for the missile and support services organizations.  She led Quality Engineering teams to measure and reduce rework in manufacturing, and led Information technology projects to develop supplier management processes that reduced manufacturing costs and improved product quality. 

At Enterprise Holdings, as a Lead Process Architect she worked with teams to design and implement technical and management processes for the Information Technology organization. Process designs included the strategic selection of projects (IT investments), program and project management practices, new employee development, and support services.  After 30 years in the business world, she retired in 2014.

In retirement, Pattye Taylor-Phillips continues to serve a number of non-profit organizations.  At Washington University, she mentors Engineering students, plans/supports events for the Washington University Alumni Women’s Engineering group, and serves on the Engineering School’s Eliot Society Committee.  She also serves on the Board for Habitat for Humanity – St. Louis (since 2014) and has held several leadership roles at her church.  

She received a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Masters of Engineering Management and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from Washington University School of Engineering, St. Louis.