Brentwood, Tennessee – (The Hosting News) – May 17, 2007 – Financial institution web hosting and design technology solutions firm, Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc., has appointed the Dean of the School of Business at Samford University, Dr. Beck A. Taylor, to its Board of Directors.
After earning his undergraduate degree from Baylor with majors in economics and finance, Dr. Taylor received advanced degrees, including a Ph.D., from Purdue University. In 2002, he was named Visiting Scholar by Harvard University and spent a year in-residence at the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Lynn Boggs, CEO of Goldleaf Financial Solutions commented, ”Dr. Taylor is a welcome addition to our board because of his integrity and depth of academic achievement. I believe his experience in working with the business community through his numerous consulting engagements also gives him unique insights that will benefit the Company.”
Dr. Taylor received the Young Researcher Award from the Hankamer School of Business in 2000 and was subsequently named the first holder of the W.H. Smith Professorship in Economics at Baylor. In 2005, he was named Baylor University’s Outstanding Professor. Most recently, Dr. Taylor was named as one of Birmingham’s ”Top 40 Under 40” by the Birmingham Business Journal.
In addition, Dr. Taylor is active in professional and academic organizations, including the American Economic Association, International Atlantic Economic Society, Western Economic Association International, Southern Economic Association, Society of Labor Economists, Industrial Organization Society, Beta Gamma Sigma, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Alpha Psi, and the Southern Business Administration Association. Additionally, he served for six years on the editorial board of the Atlantic Economic Journal.
Dr. Taylor has been a consultant for organizations such as ARCO, CITGO, ABB Vetco Gray, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Dr. Taylor is a partner in two consulting firms, Finance and Resource Management Consultants (Bellingham, WA) and AgriFocus, Inc. (Monument, CO), and he currently consults with more than 40 companies. Dr. Taylor also serves on the board of McPherson Oil Company, a private fuel and oil distribution company in Birmingham. Dr. Taylor is a trustee of the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, and he serves on the Birmingham Council of Economic Advisors.
Goldleaf Financial Solutions, Inc. (GFSI) offers a product suite that provides core data processing, item processing and check imaging, ACH origination and processing, remote check capture and deposit processing, accounts receivable financing solutions, a teller automation system, turn-key leasing solutions, financial institution website design and hosting and retail inventory management services. Goldleaf believes its suite of products and services allows financial institutions and small to medium-sized business customers to compete more effectively in today’s aggressive financial services marketplace, to grow trusted financial relationships and to enhance profitability through the efficient use of technology and an expanded community presence.
To learn more about Goldleaf Financial Solutions, please visit: www.goldleaf.com.