After spending 44 years in the public accounting world, James R. Taylor looks back on his life with the utmost satisfaction. He didn’t always know what he wanted to do with his life or where it was headed but he had the drive to keep pursuing a career he could be proud of.
Taylor grew up in Okmulgee, Okla., and made his way to Oklahoma State University to begin his collegiate years. During his time at OSU, Taylor became an avid sports fan attending football and basketball games and wrestling matches. Taylor was also a member of Lambda Chi Alpha, holding several officer positions within the fraternity and eventually serving as chapter president.
Growing up in the Sputnik generation, Taylor thought becoming an engineer was the way to go. It only took a few semesters before Taylor found his true calling in accounting and quickly changed to the School of Business where he excelled.
Read the rest of Jim Taylor’s “Spears School Tributes: 100 for 100” profile at spears100.okstate.edu.