John Carter Adams Jr.

John Adams

John AdamsOccupation: Insurance Company Executive (Retired)
Born: Williston, Florida, June 13, 1936

Education:
Honorary LHD, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2008)
BSBA, University of Florida (1958)

Career:
Member, Leadership Council, Brown & Brown Insurance (1999-2006)
Executive Vice President, Brown & Brown Insurance (1999-2006)
Executive Vice President of Operations, Hilb Group (1994-1999)
Executive Vice President, Hilb Group (1993-1994)
Chief Operating Officer, Hilb Group (1993-1994)
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Hilb Group (1991-1993)
Senior Vice President of Operations, Hilb Group (1989-1990)
Member, Operating Committee, Hilb Group (1988-1995)
Chairman, Operating Committee, Hilb Group (1987-1993)
President, Jay Adams & Associates, Inc. (1986-1999)
Chairman, Hilb Group (1986-1998)
Chief Executive Officer, Hilb Group (1986-1992)
President, Hilb Group (1986-1989)
President, Guy B. Odum & Company, Inc. (1971-1986)
Executive vice president, Guy B. Odum & Company, Inc. (1966-1971)
Vice President, Guy B. Odum & Company, Inc. (1963-1966)
Accountant Executive, Guy B. Odum & Company, Inc. (1959-1963)
Agent, Pan-American Insurance Group (1958-1959)

Career Related:
Chairman, Compensation Committee, Pioneer Bank (2009-2010); Chairman, Compensation Committee, CTLC (2009-2010); Member, Executive Committee, CTLC (2005-2010); Member, Audit Committee, CTLC (2004-2010); Chairman, Advisory Board, Daytona Beach Region, Pioneer Bank (1986-1990); Chairman, Compensation Committee, CTLC (1990-2003); Member, Board of Directors, CTLC (1977-2010)

Military:
Member, U.S. Naval Reserve (1953-1961)

Civic:
Board Member, Eagle Athletic Association, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2006-Present); Chairman Development Committee, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2004-Present); Trustee, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties (1985-Present); Electrical Trustee Emeritus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2010); ETrustee Emeritus, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2010); Chairman, Campaign Cabinet, St. James Episcopal Day School (2007-2008); Member, Board of Trustees, St. James Episcopal Day School (2005-2008); Chairman Emeritus, Lively Arts Center Inc. (2003-2008); Trustee, YMCA of Daytona Beach (2002-2007); Chairman, Commitment 2000 Fund Drive, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2000); Chairman, Lively Arts Center Inc. (1997-2002); Member, Metro Board, YMCA of Daytona Beach (1992-2001); Member, Executive Committee, Florida International Festivals, Inc. (1991-2007); Chairman, Florida International Festivals, Inc. (1990-1991); President, Futures Inc. (1987); Member, Board of Directors, Florida International Festivals, Inc. (1987-2007); Director, Futures Inc. (1985-1993); Director, National Intercollegiate Sports Festival (1985-1987); Member, Florida Chamber of Commerce (1985-1986); Member, Halifax Advertising Authority, Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (1985); Chairman, Development Council, Fund Drive, Hunt Memorial Library, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1985); Member, Board of Directors, Volusia County Economic Development (1984-1992); Member, Community Foundation Volusia & Flagler (1984-1987); Chairman, Civic League of Halifax Area (1983-1984); Member Tourist Development Council, Volusia County (1983-1985); President, Board of Directors, YMCA of Daytona Beach (1983); Chairman, Executive Committee, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1983-2006); Vice-Chairman of Board, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1981-2008); President, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties (1979); Member, Board of Directors, YMCA of Daytona Beach (1978-2007); Member, Executive Committee, Civic League of Halifax Area (1977-1992); General Campaign Chairman, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties (1977); Director, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties (1976-1982); Member, Executive Committee, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1972-2009); Vice President, Board of Directors, YMCA of Daytona Beach (1971-1982); Treasurer, Board of Directors, YMCA of Daytona Beach (1970); Member, Board of Directors, YMCA of Daytona Beach (1968-1976); Trustee, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1967-2009); Member, Board of Visitors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1967-1969); Member, Capital Fund Drive, St. James Episcopal Day School; Festival Board Chair, London Symphony Orchestra; Festival Board Chair, London Symphony Orchestra

Achievements:
Graduation award named in his honor: “Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Board of Trustees Community Leadership Award from John C. Adams”

Awards:
Inductee, Embry-Riddle Athletic Hall of Fame (2015); J. Saxton Lloyd Outstanding Community Service Award, Civic League Of The Halifax Area (2003); Honoree, Named Citizen Of Year, Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America (2001); Honoree, Named Citizen Of Year, Boys And Girls Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties (2000); Recipient, First Annual Herbert M. Davidson Community Service Award, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties (1992); Eponym, John C. Adams Community Service Award, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1990); Recipient, Louis Fuchs Man of Year Award, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (1985); Recipient, Distinguished Service Award Board of Visitors, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (1975); Recipient, Champion of Higher Independent Education in Florida Award, ICUF (1973)

Memberships:
Board of Directors, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (1989-Present); Co-Chairman, Nominating Committee, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (1998-1999); Chairman, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (1997-1998); Vice Chairman, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (1996-1997); Treasurer, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (1995-1996); Secretary, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (1994-1995); Finance and Audit Committee, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (1993-1994); Board of Directors, Rotary International (1989-1991); General Campaign Chairman, Development Fund Drive, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (1984); Board of Directors, Florida Association of Insurance Agents (1978-1981); President, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (1975); President, Volusia County Insurers Association (1971-1972); Vice President of Business and Government, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (1970); Board of Governors, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (1968-1970); Co-Chairman, Executive Liasion Committee, The Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Political Affiliation:
Republican

Religion:
Episcopalian

Family:
Son of John Carter Adams; Katharine Anna (Beal) Adams
Married Leila Nora Johnson (11/28/1958)
Children: Julia Katharine; Ruth Anne

Email:
jadams66@cfl.rr.com

Biography Sources:
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Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2000-2001, 31st Edition (pub. 1999)
Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 1998-1999, 30th Edition (pub. 1997)
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Who’s Who in America – 2009, 63rd Edition (pub. 2008)
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Who’s Who in America – 2007, 61st Edition (pub. 2006)
Who’s Who in America – 2006, 60th Edition (pub. 2005)
Who’s Who in America – 2005, 59th Edition (pub. 2004)
Who’s Who in America – 2004, 58th Edition (pub. 2003)
Who’s Who in America – 2003, 57th Edition (pub. 2002)
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Who’s Who in America – 2001, 55th Edition (pub. 2000)
Who’s Who in America – 2000, 54th Edition (pub. 1999)
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Who’s Who in the South and Southwest – 2011, 37th Edition (pub. 2010)
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