Elizabeth Kraft Taylor
Elizabeth Kraft Taylor was Sr. Vice President of marketing for Melvin Simon & Associates, the leading developer of shopping centers in America. Elizabeth was responsible for marketing all of the Simon-owned entities, shopping malls and the Indiana Pacers NBA team. Following her 18-year tenure at Simon, Elizabeth was named President/ CEO of the 500 Festival, an arm of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The skills she developed to survive a childhood of poverty and abuse, propelled her from department store clerk to senior vice-president of a national organization. Elizabeth gathered a staff of creative geniuses, broke barriers for women and learned to love herself and others. A renown public speaker, Elizabeth recently met with a standing ovation at The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in Indianapolis. Elizabeth is the author of the book “Three Jews Walked Into a Shopping Center… “a delightful and eye-opening account of her tenure in the shopping center business.