Taylor Hoang
Head of Community Affairs at Amazon

Taylor Hoang has over 20 + years of experience as a non-profit leader, community advocate, policy advisor, and business owner with a successful track record in stakeholder management, organizational and business development. Hoang currently leads Amazon Community Engagement in Seattle and serves as a key member of Amazon’s Public Policy team leading community giving and social responsibility initiatives. Under this role, Hoang works closely with 150+ community organizations and nonprofits annually to support community programs focused on sustainability, youth access to education and sports, economic and community development, social justice, and arts and culture.

Prior to joining Amazon, Hoang was the National Partnership Program Director for the U.S. Census Bureau’s Los Angeles Regional Census Center where she developed a regional engagement plan with nonprofits, trade associations, businesses, faith-based groups, and community stakeholders to foster relationships and partnership in support of the 2020 Census. Ensuring equitable Census outreach and operational improvements with a specific focus on immigrants, communities of color, people experiencing homelessness, children, and seniors to address critical census challenges.

Hoang is also the owner and operator of Taylor Hoang Restaurants, a hospitality group operating local and national food brands in the Pacific Northwest with current operations at SeaTac Airport. With her background in civic engagement and experience as a small business owner, Hoang puts those skills to work for the benefit of other small businesses. She has provided policy guidance for minority small businesses, the Port of Seattle, labor unions, and the FAA to increase contracting opportunities for businesses under the Airport Concession Disadvantage Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Program with SeaTac Airport, resulting in the highest number of minority operators in SeaTac’s history. Hoang also played a key role in the creation of the City of Seattle Small Business Advisory Council (SBAC), an advocacy council that served as a small business advisory arm to Mayor Jenny Durkin. Additionally, Hoang also co-founded and served as the Executive Director of the Ethnic Business Coalition, a non-profit committed to developing, promoting, and improving the long-term growth, sustainability, and success of immigrant and minority-owned small businesses in the State of Washington. During Hoang’s time as the Executive Director, she built a strategic network of 50+ stakeholders including partnerships with CDFIs, Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation Authority, Snohomish Economic Alliance, and the University of Washington to support 400+ minority small businesses.

Hoang was appointed to the Seattle Convention Center Board of Commission in 2022 and currently serves as a board member of the Seattle Parks Foundation.