Doris Taylor-Burks

Title: Councilwoman
Company: Pontiac Council
Location: Pontiac, Michigan, United States

Doris Taylor, Councilwoman at Pontiac Council, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in local government.

A graduate of Wayne State University, Dr. Taylor earned a Bachelor’s degree before receiving a Master’s from California Coastal University. She then concluded her academic efforts with a PhD in psychology from the aforementioned institution. Since 2014, Dr. Taylor has contributed to the Pontiac Council as a councilwoman. Earlier in her career, she excelled with General Motors. In addition to her primary civic duties, she served as the board secretary for the Library Advisory Board. Further, Dr. Taylor contributed as the vice-chair for the Charter Revision Commission.

The highlight of Dr. Taylor’s career was fighting to get accepted into the skills trade position with General Motors. Once accepted, she became the first African American female to get into her trade. She attributes her success to a lot of hard work, as she worked every day and stayed focused in school, all the while excelling as a full-time mother. As a testament to her professional success, she was presented with the Sojourner Truth Award. Looking toward the future, Dr. Taylor hopes to continue being in office as a councilwoman. Additionally, she would like to see Glenwood Plaza, a location close to her heart, be upgraded to a shopping plaza for all of the locals in her area.

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