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2016 40 Under 40 Honoree: Brandon Taylor, 33

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Brandon Taylor is invested in fostering the “all aboard” mentality among Legacy Bank & Trust Co. staff. Spearheading the company’s incentives plan to create a sales-oriented culture, the chief financial and operations officer makes quarterly visits to each of the bank’s four branches to review key performance indicators. Outside the industry, Taylor maintains an equally strong leadership role in the local community, serving as secretary for the Rogersville Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors, treasurer and council member for Crossway Baptist Church and on the Southwest Baptist University College of Business advisory board.

What was your first job? Working the milo and corn fields for Pioneer Seed during the week and loading feed at Da-Co-Mo Feed Store in Greenfield on weekends.

What was your professional “aha” moment?
When I earned my certified public accountant license.  

What do you miss most about the 1990s? “The Oregon Trail” and the life lessons it taught us all about dealing with hardship.  

What is your best productivity hack?
I make sure to get a workout in over lunch.  

Besides your family, what’s your most treasured possession? My guns.

What are you doing to make the Ozarks better?
I help to manage the fish, deer and turkey population.  

What historical figure do you identify with most?
Davy Crockett.

What did you learn the hard way?
It’s better to just pay for a haircut.


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