Foundation Board & Staff

Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Phyllis M. Taylor, Chairman
Mrs. Taylor is Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor Enterprises L.L.C., a management company to oversee the various Taylor operations. She is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Energy Company since the death of her husband, Patrick F. Taylor, in November 2004. A graduate of Tulane University School of Law, Mrs. Taylor served as law clerk for the Supreme Court of Louisiana and Orleans Parish Civil District Court. Her career in the oil industry began in 1972, when she became in-house counsel for John W. Mecom, Sr. Honored for her activism and philanthropy, Mrs. Taylor serves on numerous civic and charitable boards and has led many community initiatives.
Byron A. LeBlanc
Mr. LeBlanc has served as President of LeBlanc & Shuster Public Relations, Inc., a highly respected, full- service public relations and marketing firm handling a wide variety of regional and local accounts since 1976.
Morrison C. Bethea
Dr. Bethea is a consultant to Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Company, Clinical Professor of Surgery at Tulane Medical Center and a private investor.
Ann Fuselier
Mrs. Fuselier, a graduate of Ursuline Academy and then LSU, has been very active in the community for years, serving on several Boards and chairing fundraisers for community organizations. She has received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Ursuline and the St. Elizabeth’s Guild Volunteer Activist Award.
Raymond J. Jeandron, Jr
Mr. Jeandron is a CPA who served as a Tax Partner with KPMG LLP from 1984 until his retirement in 2011. He currently maintains a private CPA practice and is involved in other not-for-profit organizations.

Foundation Staff

Dr. James A. Caillier
Vice President and Executive Director Dr. Caillier received a BS degree from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Southern University in Baton Rouge and Doctorate in Education from Louisiana State University. He began his career at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette before being named President of Delgado Community College. Then, he was appointed President of the State Colleges and Universities of Louisiana System, a position he held until his retirement from the office. He has served on numerous boards and received many awards and honors

Dina Bracci Riviere
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Mrs. Riviere is a CPA with 30 years of experience in both Public Accounting and Industry. She has been employed by the Taylor organization since 2008 and was an Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, the A. B. Freeman School of Business for five years.
Sue Williamson
Corporate Secretary Mrs. Williamson started working for the Taylors in 1998. She is Vice President of Administration of Endeavor Enterprises L.L.C. and Senior Vice President of Operations for Lee Circle Properties, LLC.
Mary Beth Curry
Financial Analyst
Elena Penn
Education Coordinator
Grace Wright
Executive Assistant

In 1955, a poor young man from Texas was given an incredible opportunity.

The Taylors received awards and honors from many organizations.

The Board of Trustees & Staff that makeup the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation.