Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s Taylor Receives Prestigious A&M System Award

Ronnie Taylor

Ronnie Taylor, program director for Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s (TEEX) Community Response and Resilience Program, was a recipient of this year’s Texas A&M University System Regents Fellow Service Award. The award is the highest honor given by the A&M System, and it was established by the Texas A&M System Board of Regents in 1998. It recognizes those who have provided exemplary professional service that has created significant and lasting benefits to Texas and beyond. This award is specifically for agency professionals in the eight A&M System agricultural, engineering and emergency management agencies.

Taylor joined TEEX in February of 2009 after a 26-year career in the Army and began making an immediate impact as a senior training specialist in NERRTC’s Executive Program. As the program grew, he was called upon to instruct additional courses to senior officials responsible for disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

In 2018, Taylor joined the Enhanced Incident Management Program, leading large-scale exercises in managing catastrophic events for clients such as Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit and the Port Authority of New York. Less than a year after joining the program, he was selected as training director.

Taylor assumed his current role as program director for the Community Response and Resilience Program in November of 2021. A recent example of his distinguished service to TEEX is his leadership in developing TDEM’s highly successful Texas Emergency Management Academy.

With a natural ability to inspire and lead others and a consistent and clear vision for excellence, Taylor embodies the TEEX values of safety, teamwork, adaptability, respect and stewardship. These attributes, along with his significant contributions to the success of his programs, make him a deserving recipient of the 2023 Regents Fellow Service Award.

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