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Denny Walker

Denny Walker began his career with the Pope Companies in 2014, serving in the role of Advisor to the Board of Directors. Walker became the President and CEO on January 1, 2017. He is responsible for the company’s development planning, construction management, lodging division, commercial/industrial leasing and residential development.

Prior to Pope Companies, he was a partner and President and CEO of TCI Logistics, which was founded by the late Lawrence E. Pope. He also held management positions with Rockwell International and executive level positions with Rockwell-Draper, as President of Draper Corporation and President and CEO of Draper-Texmaco.

Walker has been an active real estate broker for 15 years. He is a graduate of the University of Tampa with a degree in Business Administration.


Jeffrey Taylor, CPA, CGMA, joined the Pope Companies in 1989 as the company’s financial controller. In his current role as Vice-President, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer, Taylor is responsible for all of the company’s finance, accounting, tax, treasury, and information technology activities. Over the past 25 years, he has directed those activities for the company’s real estate, transportation, and supply chain management business units. In addition, Taylor serves as Treasurer of the Lawrence E. Pope Foundation. Prior to joining the Pope Companies, Taylor was an accounting manager at USAir (now American Airlines).

Taylor holds a MA from Wake Forest University as well as MBA and undergraduate accounting degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  He is a member of the North Carolina Association of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.

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