CLEVELAND – Nov. 15, 2021 – Taylor Oswald is proud to announce that Eddie Taylor, President and CEO of Taylor Oswald, has been recognized as 2021 Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award Honoree by Smart Business Magazine.
The Smart 50 Awards recognize the top executives of the 50 smartest companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead successful organizations. All 50 winners were honored at a special celebration on Nov. 4, and three organizations received specialty awards for their achievements in three category areas – innovation, impact and sustainability. Additionally, all guests were treated to a keynote address on what it takes to lead a successful “smart” company.
Eddie Taylor, Jr. is President and CEO of Taylor Oswald, a venture between Oswald Companies and Mr. Taylor. Oswald is one of the nation’s largest independent, employee-owned insurance brokerage firms. Taylor has previously owned or operated companies in a variety of industries including warehousing and distribution.
A native of the Cleveland area, Mr. Taylor is a graduate of Elyria West High School and Allegheny College. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Allegheny College. Taylor was the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Leadership Center and is a former Board Chair of the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross. He is a past Chair of the Commission on Economic Inclusion.
Taylor is current Chair of The Presidents’ Council, LLC, and is the current chair of University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Taylor serves as a Board Member for the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission; Greater Cleveland Partnership; College Now, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Akron Zoological Park and the Burton D. Morgan Foundation.
He completed the Executive MBA Program at the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. Taylor is also involved with other various entrepreneurial activities.
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