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J. M. Bryan Taylor is president of KPB Corporation, a North Carolina private foundation. Prior to working in the banking and municipal bond business, he worked on the staff of Senator Robert Morgan in Washington, DC. He is a long-time member of the board of the Myers Park Trinity Little League in Charlotte and serves on a selection committee for the Jefferson Scholar Foundation. He is a former board chair of Historic Rosedale Plantation, former board member of the Charlotte Museum of History, NC Trust for Public Land, NC Museum of Art Foundation, NC School of Science and Mathematics Foundation. He received a BA degree from the University of Virginia and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.