2022 Dr. Barnett Scott Service Award

August 24, 2022

Jill and Mark Taylor | Dr. A. Barnett Scott Service Award

Mark and Jill Taylor have been married for 24 years and are proud to be local business owners in Jackson. Mark is a third-generation Jacksonian and started his career in the family business – the Casey Jones Village, and Jill has lived in Jackson for 25 years.

Mark and Jill started Master Medical Equipment in 2011 and now own four more businesses based in Jackson – ReNew Biomedical, JEM Financial, Embra Medical, and Taylor Commercial Properties. They have been on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list for five years in a row for Master Medical Equipment and two years in a row for ReNew Biomedical. In addition to running their businesses, Jill is an adjunct teacher for the University of Memphis.

Because of their love for Jackson, Mark and Jill are passionate about giving back to the community. They both support and volunteer with The Foundation, Friends of Heart, RIFA, the Dream Center, Keep Jackson Beautiful, and Young Life. Mark has served as a board member for several organizations, including the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Aspell Recovery Center, Friends of Heart, and Avive Solutions. Jill has been honored with the Friends of Heart Golden Heart Award and the Dream Center Giver’s Award.

When they are not busy taking care of their family, employees, and community, Mark and Jill enjoy traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with their two children – Jude and Eliza. They are members of Englewood Baptist Church.

About the Dr. Barnett Scott Service Award

The 2011 Charity Gala was dedicated to long-time board member and past chairman of the board Dr. A. Barnett Scott. His involvement as volunteer, donor, visionary and chairman helped move The Foundation to many records, including reaching $15 million in assets during his term as board chair from 2005 – 2007. In 2008, he was honored with a Jackson Award for Community Service.

The Dr. A. Barnett Scott Service Award was established to honor Dr. Scott after his death in August 2011. Foundation staff and board wanted to honor his legacy by annually recognizing someone who selflessly served The Foundation and its programs. Each year, The Foundation staff selects a volunteer who has served The Foundation and the community in an altruistic way.

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