"How to Build an Irreplaceable Company"
Founder and President of the Board of Directors of Pathways for Little Feet.
Former Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of AmREIT
September 8, 2016
Kerr Taylor serves as Founder and President of the Board of Directors of Pathways for Little Feet. Kerr’s personal journey of adoption provides him with a unique perspective as Board President. His passion to help create a better world for children is demonstrated through his tireless commitment to the cause. His 30 years of corporate experience has been instrumental in developing a strong Board, building a team of professional staff, and creating an organization that will continue to grow as a world-class organization.
Kerr is the former Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Executive Officer of AmREIT. From 1985, until the company was sold in 2015, he grew his team from three to more than 50 professionals, enlarged the property portfolio to over $1 billion of Irreplaceable Corners™, and increased the investor base to more than 6,000 shareholders and partners. Kerr holds a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University, a Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law, and is an alumnus of Harvard Business School (OPM-Owners & Presidents Management Program).
The Rotary Club of Houston is a group of business leaders working together collaboratively to impact positive change in our community and around the world, operating consistently with Rotary's motto of Service Above Self. Some of our service projects include:
- Rotary Lombardi Award is presented annually to the Outstanding College Lineman of the Year. This is a fund-raising event benefiting cancer research.
- Rotary Distinguished Citizen Award is presented annually to someone in Houston who exhibits high ideals, leadership and philanthropy. The funds raised support the club’s on-going service activities.
- Camp Enterprise is an annual activity that introduces business and business ethics to 75 high school juniors. The funds for this event are raised with an annual golf tournament.
- Burnett Bayland Outreach has delivered personal support and mentoring to at-risk children at the county run resident.
The club also works actively in many other areas including mentoring elementary school youth, giving assistance to ex-offenders, and international projects, including Polio Plus.
The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
- FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
- SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
- THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
- FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
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From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy. This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions: "Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
NO LUNCHEON MEETING
Sep 01, 2016
Kerr Taylor and AMREIT
1 City Club DriveSep 08, 2016
11:03 AM – 1:00 PM
Service Day - Project C.U.R.E.
Sep 10, 2016
Special Event on September 19, 2016
Jones Hall, University of St. ThomasSep 19, 2016 7:00 PM
Service Day - American Red Cross
Oct 15, 2016
Doug Jackson, President of Project C.U.R.E.
Oct 20, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Vivian Shudde, Executive Director, Brookwood
Houston City ClubOct 27, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Service Day - Houston Food Bank
Nov 05, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Veteran's Day luncheon
Junior LeagueNov 10, 2016
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary Holiday lunch with Special Guest
Dec 15, 2016
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM