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Charlie Whitaker

Chief Executive Officer

Decades of Industry Experience

After 30 years of experience in the paper and printing industry, Whitaker joined Taylor in 2012 as executive vice president, where he has played a key role in leading several of the company’s businesses after their acquisition. He was named CEO in 2020 and is committed to unifying our diverse family of businesses into one team to achieve success and growth.

Diverse Education

Whitaker received his bachelor's degree in political science and government from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He then went on to receive his master's degree in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served an advisor to the Chancellor and Board of Trustees on the future of the university.

Civic Pride

Active in the community, Whitaker currently serves as Chairperson of the Greater Mankato Growth (GMG) Board of Directors. GMG operates as the region’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development engine. He is also Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Mankato Area Foundation Holdings, where he manages non-cash assets gifted to the foundation.