Jesse E. Taylor is the International Secretary-Treasurer of the Brotherhood’s Relief and Compensation Fund (BR&CF).
Brother Taylor was born in Pekin, Illinois in 1970. He began his railroad career in 1995 at South Pekin, IL, as a brakeman/conductor for the Chicago and North Western (CNW). Shortly thereafter, he was assigned to Chicago where he worked in passenger and freight service. He entered engine service in January of 1996, and as a result of the merger between the CNW and Union Pacific Railroad, he transferred to St. Louis later that year.
Brother Taylor joined the BR&CF in 1996. In 2002, he was appointed Terminal President of Dupo, Illinois, Terminal 389. Brother Taylor has held several positions on the BR&CF Board of Directors since 2002. He was elected by the members to the position of Director, Assistant International Secretary-Treasurer and International Secretary-Treasurer. Brother Taylor was elected International Secretary-Treasurer at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the Members and he continues to serve in that capacity today.
Prior to hiring on the railroad, he served six years in the United States Navy as a Fire Controlman (FC) in the advanced electronics field (AEF). He had the honor of serving on the aircraft carrier, USS Ranger (CV-61), homeported in San Diego, CA, and the Aegis cruiser, USS Vicksburg (CG-69), homeported in Mayport, FL.
Brother Taylor and his family relocated to Pennsylvania in 2004 to begin working out of the principal office. He and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of two teenage children. Their daughter, Sydney, is 16-years old and son, Carson, is 13-years old.