Brook Taylor is the Senior State Regulatory Affairs Specialist for Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America. Hired in 2017, he is responsible for helping the number one luxury car brand in the world bring new innovations to market including zero emission vehicles and autonomous technology. He has over 12 years of experience in public policy, economic development, government affairs and communications.
Prior to joining Mercedes, he was a senior aide to Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director at the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). All total he has served two California Governors as an appointee, previously as a Senior Policy Analyst for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and is still waiting for a call from Rolling Stone magazine to become a rock journalist.