ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Sheila

SERVICE AND EDUCATION

Sheila Taylor is a Veteran who believes in service before self and to whom much is given, much is required.  She was a United States Army Reservist from 1987 to 1995.  She was an Army Specialist where she achieved the prestigious Sharpshooter and Soldier of the Company Awards.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Jackson State University on a full academic scholarship with a BA in Accounting in 1993.  She took graduate courses at the University of Memphis and is a graduate of Georgetown University Leadership Institute.  She received of Master of Science in Accounting  - Taxation from Purdue University - Global.

A THRIVING CAREER

Sheila is a licensed CPA working as a tax department leader at nationally known beauty franchising company she recently helped take public.  She also provides tax, accounting and consulting services in her own private practice, Sheila Taylor, CPA.  Sheila holds CPA licenses in both Mississippi and Texas.

FAMILY LIFE

Sheila married Nathaniel "Nate" Clark, a Dallas County Probation Officer Supervisor, in 2002.  They moved to their current home in Lewisville in 2003.  Sheila has two bonus sons that are attending college at Florida State University and a daughter who can be found on the field participating in extracurricular activities.  Her youngest loves basketball, soccer, and softball and aspires to be a Sports Attorney "when she grows up".  Sheila's greatest accomplishment is her family.

PERSONAL SUCCESS

Facts About Sheila

  • Graduated from Lewisville Citizen's University in 2017, a program that encourages residents to become involved in local politics and service. 

  • Current Planning and Zoning Commissioner for the City of Lewisville.

  • Current Member of the Transportation Board of Lewisville.

  • Served two appointments on the Lewisville Housing Finance Corporation

  • Appointed to the Student Health Advisory Council by Lewisville Independent School District where she served two terms. 

  • Current Member of the LISD Community Budget Advisory Committee

  • Past President of an LISD Elementary School PTA and honored with the Texas PTA Lifetime Membership Award

  • Twenty-five year member of the first Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  Other notables include: Vice President Kamala Harris, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Rosa Parks.

  • Active member of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association’s Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter and has served on the Audit Committee. 

  • Speaker

  • Currently Financial Secretary of the Alliance For a Brighter Community Foundation in Frisco.  The ABC Foundation focuses on enhancing the education of at-risk youth in Denton County.

  • Contributing Author to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, having been published in four of the anthology’s books: My Kind of America; Best Mom Ever; Dreams and The Unexplainable; and Empowered Woman

  • Member of the National Register of Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals. 

  • Honored by the Dallas Business Journal with its 25 Women to Watch Award. 

  • Served in many roles for the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), including Chapter President (DFW); Western Region President (two terms); National Director; CFO; and National Treasurer.

  • Chaired the NABA National Convention in Las Vegas in 2019. 

  • NABA has awarded her with various national awards including Rising Star, Chapter President of the Year (twice), and Community Service. 

  • Helped found the National Society of Black CPAs in June of 2020 with ten others and serves as its first National Secretary.  The organization has 500 members and is committed to growing the number of Black CPAs and increasing diversity on corporate boards.

  • Three-time breast cancer survivor. 

  • Nationally recognized by Komen, The Dallas Cowboys, and The MLB as a Star Survivor for her advocacy work for breast cancer awareness.

  • Served in a variety of roles for Komen Dallas, including Race Revenue Committee Chair, Race Speakers Committee Co-Chair, Race Survivor Co-Chair, and Advocacy Co-Chair. 

  • National Advocacy Ambassador - Komen 

  • In 2015, founded Sock It To Cancer, a non-profit that provides comfort items to women in treatment for breast cancer and college scholarships to youth.  The scholarship program was started to honor those who have lost their mothers to breast cancer in the loving memory of her mother-in-law, who lost her battle to breast cancer at age forty-six.

  • Lobbied for breast cancer survivors in the Halls of Congress in Washington, DC.

  • Past President and current advisory board member for The Bridge Breast Network, a non-profit that provides life-saving medical care at no cost for uninsured women diagnosed with breast cancer. 

  • Past Member of the Junior League of Dallas.