Meet Our Staff

As our client, you will have a team of highly qualified professionals working for you to provide you with the best coverage for you, your family, or your business.  Building a long-lasting relationship with our clients is our number one priority.

Sharon Taylor-Simmons

Sharon Taylor-Simmons

President
Direct: (434) 385-1664

Sharon Taylor-Simmons, Treasurer/Human Resource, began her insurance career upon graduating Liberty University in 1997 with a degree in accounting.

She handles the accounting and human resource duties for all three offices of the corporation. She is a board member and assistant to the Pres/CEO in agency management matters.

John Paul Taylor

John Paul Taylor

Vice-President
Direct: (540) 586-9717

John Paul Taylor, Vice-President, has been with the firm since July 1989. Paul managed the Bedford office for many years and now specializes in commercial insurance accounts and financial services (life; annuities; health & group insurance products). He believes in explaining how insurance can benefit you when a claim arises and will spend the time necessary to answer your insurance questions.

Melisa Taylor-Dawson

Melisa Taylor-Dawson

Vice-President
Direct: (434) 385-1664

Melisa Taylor-Dawson, Vice-President, began her insurance career in 1983 taking a high school development program sponsored by the Independent Insurance Agents Association (Project Invest) and working part-time for the family agency. Lisa operates from the Lynchburg Office and manages the personal lines departments. She is involved with the development of personal lines sales – and the selection of carriers to serve the agencies’ customers.

She is a dedicated insurance professional and very much involved in her community and church – if you need insurance for auto; home; boat; umbrella; and recreational vehicles.

Whitney Miles

Brande Taylor

Tammy Coalson

Remembering Our Founders

George B. Taylor, Sr.

George B. Taylor Sr.

Founder

George B. Taylor, Sr., Pres/CEO began his insurance career on March 1, 1965. He founded George B. Taylor, Inc. Insurance Agency August 1, 1973. Humble beginnings (one small room; 2 chairs; a desk and no customers) led to multiple locations (Lynchburg; Altavista and Bedford) and several thousand customers.

George took the task of serving the insurance needs of others very serious. He worked with his employees to improve their skills and abilities to deliver the best insurance products and services to our valued customers possible.

Basketball fanatic & a Liberty University (LU) fan.

George B. (Brad) Taylor, Jr.

George B. (Brad) Taylor, Jr.

George B. (Brad) Taylor, Jr., Vice-President. He secured his property-casualty license in October 1983 and managed the Bedford Office for the 9 years.