Taylor leads SCORE’s advocacy, outreach and government relations work with a focus on supporting improved student achievement in Tennessee. Taylor has more than a decade of experience managing statewide political campaigns, leading advocacy organizations and serving as a strategic adviser for nonprofits, elected leaders and advocacy groups. His experience includes managing a gubernatorial campaign, serving as South Carolina executive director for Governor Jeb Bush’s presidential run, and serving in multiple senior staff roles with South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley. In addition, Taylor founded a strategic communications firm providing advocacy, public relations, and crisis communications consulting to business, nonprofit, and political clients throughout the Southeast. A Knoxville native, Taylor is an eighth-generation Tennessean and serves in the Tennessee Air National Guard.