Hugh R. Taylor

HUGH R. TAYLOR, President of Taylor Investments Associates , has been an
investment professional for more than 30 years. His financial career
started at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company of New York. As a Vice
President in the Treasurer’s Division, he had responsibilities in
managing the bank’s government and tax-exempt bond portfolios and asset
and liability structure. He also participated in foreign exchange,
securities trading and underwriting activities. From 1977 through 1981,
Mr. Taylor’s investment and operating business perspectives was
broadened by his positions as Vice President, Chief Financial and Chief
Investment Officer, and a member of the Board of John Graham Company
and also Vice President of Meredith & Grew, Incorporated. From 1982
through 1984, Mr. Taylor was Vice President and Portfolio Manager of C N
Berents & Company and from 1984 through 1991, he was 49 percent Owner
and Portfolio Manager with Berents Capital Management. He founded Taylor
Investment Associates in 1991 to concentrate on investment counseling
and wealth management expertise to serve the private clientele of
individuals, families, trusts, and estates, private ERISA plans and
charitable institutions. Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Pomfret School
(1958), University of Pennsylvania (1962), B.A. cum laude in History,
and the University of Cambridge (1964), M.A. in Economics and
International Relations.