William B. Taylor is Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the United States Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Most recently, he was the Executive Vice President of the U.S. Institute of Peace. During the Arab Spring, he oversaw assistance and support to Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Syria at the State Department. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2006 to 2009.
He also served in Jerusalem as the U.S. Government’s representative to the Mideast Quartet, which facilitated the Israeli disengagement from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. He oversaw reconstruction in Iraq from 2004 to 2005, and served in Kabul as coordinator of international and U.S. assistance to Afghanistan from 2002 to 2003. Ambassador Taylor also coordinated U.S. assistance to the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. He earlier served on the staff of Senator Bill Bradley.
He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and served as an infantry platoon leader and combat company commander in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and Germany.
He is married with two adult children.