Title: Owner and President
Company: Avid Wealth Management Group, LLC
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Richard B. Taylor, Former Shareholder at HLB Gross Collins, PC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in investments and retirement plans.
Mr. Taylor made the decision to pursue his profession after taking an aptitude test which narrowed his career possibilities down to engineering and accounting. With a natural fondness for mathematics and trigonometry coupled with his love for people, he figured that a career in public accounting would be perfect. Moreover, he earned an Associate of Science with cum laude honors from Andrew College in 1971. Subsequently, Mr. Taylor secured a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, in 1973, further accepting a job as a staff accountant for Lester Witte & Co., in Atlanta, Georgia, that year. He went on to work for the company for six years, before joining HLB Gross Collins, PC, in Atlanta as a manager in 1979.
Furthermore, he progressed to a shareholder with the aforementioned company from 1984 until 2018. Today, Mr. Taylor contributes as an executive committee member of HLB-USA, Inc., and also serves as a member of the Advisory Board School of Accounting at Kennesaw State University, since 1989. In the past, he was the director and treasurer for the French American Chamber of Commerce for 20 years. Throughout his career, Mr. Taylor has been celebrated for his contributions to the field. He has been featured in numerous publications, including Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and Who’s Who in the World. In the coming years, Mr. Taylor will continue to cement his legacy as a trusted advisor and a respected figure in financial planning and management and in October 2019 he will be inducted into the Coles College Hall of Fame which is part of the Kennasaw State University. Additionally, Mr. Taylor and his family will be featured in 2019’s The Great Christmas Light Fight.
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