Real Estate

2018 Women of Influence: Sheryl Palmer

Chairman and CEO, Taylor Morrison

Sheryl Palmer, chairman and CEO, Taylor Morrison

Sheryl Palmer’s resilience and resolve helped Taylor Morrison not only weather a global economic recession and housing market crash, but emerge from it on a stellar growth trajectory.

In 2018, Taylor Morrison became a fully floated public company, standing proudly among the nation’s top 10 homebuilders. Its financial strength and a smart growth strategy reflects Palmer’s tenacity and commitment to effective leadership.

Palmer has presided over a series of major transformations, including four acquisitions, the sale of a Canadian operation and the doubling of markets in the company’s portfolio. Last year, in a gesture of confidence in her vision, Taylor Morrison’s board of directors unanimously named her chairman.

Palmer established the Taylor Morrison Care Fund, which is a charitable platform that allows team members to provide anonymous financial gifts to colleagues experiencing hardship. It’s a demonstration of the people-first mentality that Palmer has fostered, believing that the health of an organization is best measured by the solidarity of its people.

Palmer gives back to the greater community by serving on the national board of directors of HomeAid, a nonprofit organization dedcated to tackling homelessness.

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