Sutherland Institute, a Salt Lake City-based nonprofit, nonpartisan policy and educational think tank, has named Aaron Taylor its new executive vice president. Taylor joined Sutherland Institute this year after working in Washington, D.C., for almost a decade. He has worked in public policy, both in the private sector and in the U.S. Capitol. Taylor started his policy career working for Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, on the Senate Finance Committee tax team and later for Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., managing her economic portfolio. Taylor also worked at Grant Thornton LLP as director of government affairs and started his career working in the Bay Area for a private equity firm serving small-to-medium size companies throughout the western United States. His education includes graduating from Brigham Young University in 2006.