Robert Taylor, esq. is chairman and chief executive officer of the Cameron Companies LLC, a diversified holding company specializing in business and government affairs consulting. Taylor earned a bachelor of arts degree from Slippery Rock State College and his juris doctor from Temple University School of Law. He is admitted to the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court of Eastern Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He has been a White House appointee to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a trustee in bankruptcy in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and a staff attorney to the Pennsylvania Worker's Compensation Appeal Board.
Founded in 2003, Cameron Companies and its principals organized after a 20-year affiliation with Lewis, Eckert, Robb and Company, the Pennsylvania firm started by former United States Secretary of Transportation, Andrew L. "Drew" Lewis, which has resulted in considerable exposure to the legislative, regulatory and executive branches of state and federal government and private business management. Taylor's clients have included among others, Fortune 500 companies, large banks, engineering firms, marine terminal operators, software companies, energy and energy services companies, pharmaceutical firms, health related organizations and various non-profit organizations.
Taylor was responsible for drafting and developing the original authorizing legislation which was enacted by Congress in 1988 creating the National Constitution Center. He served as president and CEO of the center, which welcomes more than 1 million visitors annually. During his term, Taylor restructured the center's core mission, redefined its program operation, hired a complement of staff and eliminated all debt. His efforts allowed future leaders of the center to continue plans for, and the building of, the center.
He has provided association management services to several organizations, including serving as executive director of the American Business Council Inc., a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c) (6) educational association. The council promotes free and open trade policies with an emphasis on assisting small American manufacturers to compete in the global economy.
Taylor has been active in Pennsylvania government, business and politics for 35 years. Reared in Bucks County, he coordinated the 1980 George Bush for President campaign in Pennsylvania, and was director of the 1984 Reagan-Bush campaign in the commonwealth. He has also managed several lower profile congressional and state campaigns. He served as treasurer of the Pennsylvania Republican Party and served as a member of the Governor's Transition Team for Gov. Tom Ridge in 1994 and Gov. Tom Corbett in 2010. He has been a delegate and attended various Republican national conventions.
He has served on the boards of several Pennsylvania companies and charitable organizations such as the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Board of Governors, which oversees the 14 state-owned universities in Pennsylvania. He has been a long-time member of the Slippery Rock University Council of Trustees (chairman, vice chairman, secretary), and served on affiliated boards at the Slippery Rock Foundation Inc., and the Regional Learning Alliance Inc. (secretary). Taylor has also served as chairman of the $33 million "Campaign for Slippery Rock," which successfully raised funds for the improvement and growth of Slippery Rock University.
He has served on the board of directors of Employers' Acquisition Inc., the Pennsylvania Partnership for Economic Education (vice chairman), Southern Homes Services (treasurer), Bucks County NAWC Economic Adjustment Committee (chairman), the Bucks County Housing Development Corp., the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, the Trade Task Group Inc. and the internationally recognized Marian Anderson Award board of directors.