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Taylor M. Sledge, Jr.

Chairman

"I love helping people realize their opportunities; focusing on the possibilities of the future. Relating to people—-learning about them—-solving business problems...is where my passion lies."

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Taylor M. Sledge, Jr.

Chairman

Taylor Sledge is the owner and founder of Sledge and Company, a financial services business providing services in financial strategies, estate planning, and transition. Taylor specializes in working with small business owners, executives, retirees, and professionals in the areas of estate, business succession and retirement, and risk management. He developed a process-driven approach, which follows proven steps to develop a customized plan that is well suited to his client’s individual situation and needs. This process involves several well-designed areas to help the client maintain control and create synergy amongst all advisors; but most importantly, taking action with confidence and the capability to manage it.

Taylor has been internationally recognized and speaks across the country about the processes and culture that has optimized the results for so many of his clients.

Personal Background

Taylor grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. He attended the University of Mississippi and graduated with a B.A. in 2007. He lives in the Jackson area with his wife, Dr. Catherine Sledge, owner of Carter Sledge Family Dentistry. Taylor is active in his local community where he is a Member of the Phoenix Club, which is a group that actively raises money for the Boys and Girls Clubs, as well as a volunteer at Mission First Inner City Ministry. He is also on fundraising Boards for the Boy Scouts of America, The Million Dollar Round Table, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Jackson Preparatory School. Taylor is a member of the New York Life Agents Advisory Council and plays harmonica in the Million Dollar Round Table band. In his spare time, he loves hunting, fishing, traveling, and seeing concerts.

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Murray Ann Penn, J.D.

Director of Operations

"Keeping clients' ultimate goals in mind is of utmost importance to me. I aim to make sure that details for achieving those goals are met as smoothly as possible!"

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Murray Ann Penn, J.D.

Director of Operations

Murray Ann is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in political science. She is also a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law, having received her juris doctor in 2012. Murray Ann came to Sledge and Company with the idea in mind that she would handle the responsibilities of client management and managing office procedures, while also maintaining a proficient understanding of the basics of estate and business planning, and financial services.

Personal Background

Murray Ann resides in Canton, MS with her husband, Les, and her daughter, Ann Bryan. She is active in her local community, where she is a member of the Canton Flea Market Committee and is president of the Canton, MS Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, cooking, and reading.

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Taylor Triplett

Dir. of Planning/Investments

"I believe in a team-oriented approach that places the client at the center of the relationship--nothing is more rewarding than having the opportunity to grow alongside a family, as their goals mature from potential to reality."

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Taylor Triplett

Dir. of Planning/Investments

Since 2011, Taylor has worked in the Financial Services industry with a focus on estate planning and investment strategies. Prior to this, he analyzed market data and developed cost-saving programs in New Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh for the Nobel Prize winning Grameen Bank.

Personal Background

Taylor received a B.A. in Development Economics from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, where he played Varsity Soccer. As a proud Jacksonian, Taylor returned to his hometown where he currently resides with his wife Ana--a documentary filmmaker--and their two labs, Stevie and Marsha. Taylor serves on the Alumni Board of Directors for St. Andrew's Episcopal School.

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Neilley Lampton

Executive Assistant and Operations Manager

"I look at myself as a positive person who really enjoys bringing that message through to everyone that we work with on a daily basis!"

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Neilley Lampton

Executive Assistant and Operations Manager

Neilley is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where she earned her degree in Integrated Marketing Communications with a minor is Business Relations. Upon graduating from college, she moved back to her hometown of Dallas, Texas where she worked as an assistant for both Omni Hotels and Resorts Corporate Office and Tana Exploration Company. Soon after, Neilley moved to Mississippi where she obtained a position at Sledge and Company where she enjoys working day-to-day with client communication. She also coordinates the underwriting process and aids in setting up new accounts.

Personal Background

Neilley grew up in Dallas, Texas. After high school, she moved to Oxford, Mississippi to attend college at Ole Miss. Little did she know that would lead her to her new home in Jackson where she happily resides today. Neilley enjoys traveling, cooking and being with her family and friends!

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