Taylor’s mother was a riding instructor and she rode with Sue Payne, Smith College’s beloved coach, as a junior. She was a member and assistant coach of the IHSA team at Purdue, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. She continues to contribute to the IHSA with enthusiasm.
Kelly Francfort Named Second Vice President
Kelly Francfort, coach of the Rutgers team, chair of IHSA Zone 3 and the public relations committee, was named second vice president during the meeting. Francfort has served as interim second vice president since June 2017, replacing replace George Lukemire who retired from the position. Francfort has been a member of the IHSA Board for 20 years, serving as both a regional president and zone chair. She spent her youth in England and Germany, earned her MBA at Rutgers and brings a wealth of knowledge from her career in international finance. Francfort has been an active participant, as a student competitor and a coach, on the Rutgers team for more than 25 years.