2023 HW Vanguard: Sheryl Palmer

Sheryl Palmer

Sheryl Palmer is the chairman and CEO of Taylor Morrison, a leading national homebuilder and developer based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Since 2007, Palmer has overseen a highly experienced leadership team in several, key national homebuilding markets. With more than 30 years of cross-functional building experience, including leadership in land acquisition, sales and marketing, development and operations management, Palmer has led Taylor Morrison into the top ranks of America’s largest public homebuilders, following the company’s IPO in 2013.

Under Palmer’s leadership, Taylor Morrison has been successful in creating trustworthy relationships with both internal and external customers. The company was named “America’s Most Trusted Home Builder” for the sixth consecutive year by Lifestory Research, recognized as BUILDER Magazine’s 2020 Builder of the Year, named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune Magazine in 2019 and 2020 and recognized as a repeat member of Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index (GEI) for transparency in gender reporting and advancing women’s equality in 2019, 2020 and 2021. Palmer herself was also named a Top CEO in 2018 in the Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards. Palmer currently serves as chairman of the Building Talent Foundation, an organization that partners with homebuilders to address the vast trade labor shortage. She also served as the chairman of the national board of directors of HomeAid America from 2019 to 2021, is on the board of directors of Interface and is an executive committee member of the Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS) Policy Advisory Board at Harvard University.


Sheryl Palmer



Company Name:

Taylor Morrison

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