Speaker for Nov. 10th Meeting – Henry L. Taylor, Brig. Gen., US Air Force (Ret)

Brigadier General Henry L. TaylorBrigadier General Henry L. Taylor, U.S. Air Force (Retired) will be the guest speaker for our Rotary meeting on Tuesday, November 10th.

General Taylor currently serves on the Boards of Directors for the Merex Group; a global provider of comprehensive support for U.S. manufactured legacy defense platforms and Thomas and Hutton; a comprehensive engineering and consulting firm.    He is also an active member of the Board of Advisors for the SunTrust Bank in the greater Charleston region. He is on the Board of Visitors and a member of the Executives in Residence Program at Charleston Southern University.   He is the former Vice President, Global Business Development for the three-county Charleston Regional Development Alliance. In this position, he was responsible for the global marketing of Dorchester, Charleston, and Berkeley Counties.  He also led a team that facilitated the relocation and expansion of companies in the region.  Prior to this position, he served at the South Carolina Department of Commerce.  In that capacity he was active in the recruitment of new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses in the state.  In addition to working with economic development professionals and local leaders in all 46 South Carolina counties, General Taylor traveled to such international destinations as Japan, Canada, Dubai, United Kingdom, France and Germany to carry the South Carolina message.

General Taylor has served on the Board of Directors of the Greenville Area Development Corporation where he was the Chairman of the Public Relations Committee. He was also Director of Site Operations and Vice President/General Manager for Aircraft Sustainment, Lockheed Martin Logistics Services in Greenville.

General Taylor served 33 years of active military service in the United States Navy and the United States Air Force.  He retired from active duty in 2005 as Vice Director for Logistics, J-4 on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. In this capacity he served as a key advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff.

General Taylor has earned: The Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Cum Laude, from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Masters of Human Relations Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. The Masters of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from National Defense University in Washington, DC