Ernest Taylor is president of Beech Hill Group an executive search firm in Atlanta. He has been in executive search for 20 plus years after being a banker for the first 10 years out of college. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of Honduras Outreach for over 15 years, based in Decatur, Georgia. This organization runs 5 schools, 5 clinics and 40 kindergartens in the mountains of Honduras. Mr. Taylor holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Tennessee and a MBA in Finance & International Business from Georgia State University. As a businessman in Atlanta for 36 years, Mr. Taylor’s contacts throughout Atlanta are quite extensive. He recently hosted a luncheon for Steve Forbes last October and had over 400 Atlanta CEOs in attendance in his role as Atlanta Committee Chair for the Washington based Heritage Foundation as well as hosting a meeting at the Atlanta History Center for over 250 top executives in Atlanta, with the Honorable Ed Meese, the former Attorney General of the United States as the speaker. Additionally, Mr. Taylor has facilitate numerous discussion around policy with Governor Sonny Perdue, Senator Johnny Isakson, Senator Saxby Chambliss, and Congressman Tom Price as well as facilitating education seminars with Dr. Tom Meredith, former Chancellor, University of Georgia System, Atlanta; Dr. Terrence Moore, Principal, The Ridgeview Charter School, Fort Collins, CO; Mrs. Jeanne Allen, President, The Center for Education Reform, Washington, DC. As an example of many philanthropic endeavors, Mr. Taylor, as a member of Georgia State University Foundation Board, successfully chaired a $32 million campaign for the $84 million Life Sciences Building to teach science teachers (The State of Georgia provided the additional $52 million). Other affiliations include: Member of the Board of Directors, Honduras Outreach, Inc; Chairman of the Atlanta Committee, The Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC; Chairman of the Board, Awakening, Inc; Chairman of the Board, Le Reveil, Inc.; Former Member of the Board of the Georgia State University Foundation; Former Member of the Board of the Georgia Family Council; Former Member of the Board of Ward Howell International; Former Member of the Board of Southside National Bank; and Former Member of the Board of Boyden International.


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