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Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor

Before graduating high school in 1990, Jay attended Christ Church Episcopal School, and Christ School in Arden, NC.  He spent the next four years at Presbyterian College, in Clinton, SC, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration.

He joined Kinghorn Insurance Agency of Beaufort in July 1995, where he remains today. He has been part of the commercial team, where he became the manager in 2000.  He earned his Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation in 2003, and in 2004, was asked to become a partner in the firm. He is now the senior managing partner for the agency.  

He is married to Megan Harris Taylor, of Beaufort, and have 2 wonderful children, Katherine and Langdon. Jay's family attends The Parrish Church of St. Helena. He has been an active Rotarian with The Rotary Club of Beaufort for over 20 years and was a board member for 15 years. Jay has also been very active with the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of SC, where he is currently serving as Chairman of the board.  He has chaired several committees and served in the past as secretary and treasurer. He has been a member of and chaired an agent's advisory council for Selective Insurance Company, State Auto and Nationwide Insurance. He is also a past board member for the Beaufort County Chamber of Commerce as well as Beaufort Academy.  He continues to volunteer with the Northern Beaufort County United Way Annual Fund.


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