Sheryl Palmer

Sheryl Palmer – 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

Sheryl Palmer – President and CEO, Taylor Morrison Homes

Palmer became president and CEO in August 2007 after serving as executive vice president for the western region of Morrison Homes. She brings more than 20 years of experience to her position, including leadership in land acquisition, sales and marketing, development and operations management. In April, Palmer helped her Scottsdale-based company raise $526 million through its initial public offering of 28.6 million shares.

Surprising fact: “I started my career at McDonald’s and the high point was being the ‘Hamburglar’ and popping out of Ray Kroc’s birthday cake at the (San Diego) Padres’ stadium.”

Biggest challenge: “Overcoming what was potentially a life-threatening health issue and maintaining perspective on what’s important.”

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