In promoting Chrissy Taylor to chief executive officer, Enterprise Holdings said that she will oversee its global strategy and operations.
Taylor, who was previously president and chief operating officer, becomes the fourth chief executive officer in the company’s more-than-60-year history.
She also represents the third generation of Taylor family chief executive officer leadership. Her father, Andy Taylor and grandfather Jack Taylor preceded her as chief executive officer, and Pam Nicholson has held the position since 2013. Pam Nicholson will retire at the end of the year.
Taylor will perform her role for a company that, along with its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management, offers car rental, carsharing, truck rental, fleet management, retail car sales and other transportation services.
Through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries, the company owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.
Enterprise said Chrissy Taylor will become one of the highest-ranking women among the world’s largest travel companies.
Also, based on company revenue, she will be one of the top female chief executive officers across all industries, according to Enterprise, which said she will also retain her current title of president.
Taylor joined the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Management Training Program to begin her career. She started out working in the field at various rental locations.
She moved to Enterprise’s corporate headquarters in 2003, overseeing regional operations throughout the United States.
Taylor relocated to London in 2006 to further develop Enterprise’s market in the United Kingdom, Germany and Ireland.
In 2010, Taylor joined Enterprise Holdings’ Treasury group. She assisted the group in the financial restructuring of the company’s fleet management business.
The company named her executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2016, and she became president in 2019.
“With her hands-on and diverse experience at all levels of the company, Chrissy is well-prepared to take Enterprise into its next era of success,” Enterprise executive chairman Andy Taylor said in a news release.
He continued, “Grounded in our founding values, she has unmatched passion and a strong vision for the company’s next chapter. Chrissy has the full support of the board and the family.”
“Chrissy is the epitome of the Enterprise culture – always customer first, with a dedicated focus on team work,” said Enterprise Holdings board member David Kemper, who is also chair of the nominating committee.
Kemper added, “It’s been a pleasure to watch her evolve into the strong and thoughtful leader she is today. She will be a terrific CEO.”
“It is an incredible honor to be named CEO and lead our talented team of employees,” Chrissy Taylor said.
She continued, “I’m grateful for the outstanding leaders who have entrusted me to build on their accomplishments and fully committed to ensuring the business is successful for another 62 years and beyond. I look forward to working with our team to not only evolve with the mobility industry but also to help shape it, finding new and innovative ways to make travel easier and more convenient for customers.”
Serving on the board of her family’s foundation, the Crawford Taylor Foundation, Taylor will continue to serve as a member of Enterprise Holdings’ corporate board.