Adcock Financial Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary

WEB ONLY - 2017-08-27 Straz Center Event-1TAMPA, Fla. (August 28, 2017) – For more than 50 years, Adcock Financial Group, an independent and family-owned wealth management business, has been serving the Tampa Bay community. On Saturday, August 26th, 2017, more than 150 clients, business partners, employees, family and friends came together at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Tampa to celebrate the company’s 50th Anniversary. Notable guests included CEO of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Bob Rohrlack; Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Founder of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Phil Esposito; CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Kimberly Guy; Division President & CEO, Southern Region of Clark Construction, Sid Jordan; and President & CEO of PODS Enterprises, John Koch.

“We were so blessed to have so many of our clients, friends and community leaders join us for this special evening,” said H. Brian Adcock, president of Adcock Financial Group. “This is one of those nights that makes you so proud of the people you work with everyday and gives you such a passion to make a difference in the lives of our clients and in this community.”

Founded in 1967 by partner and CEO Johnny Adcock, Adcock Financial Group began with a focus on life insurance and estate planning services. During the last five decades, the company has grown to offer specialties in individual wealth management, corporate retirement plans, and executive and employee benefit services. Now under the leadership of his son Brian Adcock, the company has expanded beyond the Tampa Bay region and now serves clients throughout the United States.

A recognized leader in the Tampa Bay community, Johnny Adcock has focused his career on estate planning for high net worth clients. He is a member of the American Society of Chartered Life Underwriters (CLU), an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) and a registered Investment Advisor Representative with Kestra Advisory Services LLC. In addition to his success as a businessman, he is very active in the community. He currently serves as Chairman of the St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital Foundation Board, is a member of the Board of Trustees for the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and is a member of the Partners Financial Charitable Board. During the evening, he was honored by the company for his accomplishments in business and in the Tampa Bay community. He was presented with an original optical crystal sculpture, Pyramid Peak, which was designed by master cold glass sculptor Jack Storms.

“Tonight was such a wonderful event to celebrate the accomplishments of not only my father, Johnny Adcock, but the team of dedicated individuals who have helped build a solid foundation during the last 50 years,” said Brian Adcock. “It is with their support, as well as that of the community, we are well positioned to continue serving our clients and the community for another 50 years.”

Adcock Financial Group is an independent and family-owned wealth management business headquartered in Tampa, Florida.  Founded in 1967, the company provides innovative solutions for its clients’ corporate and personal wealth management needs throughout the country.


Policy & Transportation Digest

Tell the Mayor what you think is important

Mayor Bob Buckhorn wants to hear from the community about what they think is important for the future of the City of Tampa and its residents.

How do autonomous cars understand the road?

On the Alphabet campus, test tracks are being developed to help advance driverless car technology.

Colorado uses driverless truck to aid road crews

Last week in Denver, the first driverless truck was used as a type of escort to help protect road crews.

Upcoming event:

Professional Development Speaker Series III Engaging Young Professionals in the Political Process
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Tampa Old City Hall
315 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602

As things are changing in Tallahassee, Washington D.C. and here in Hillsborough County, the Tampa Chamber is watching those issues that are important to the community and your business.

Here is some of what we are watching:

  • DOT budget
  • Infrastructure Plan
  • Possible BRAC
  • Federal budget
  • Proposed Federal Tax Plan
  • Health Care
  • Medical Marijuana and what that means to Tampa Bay
  • Premium Transit Study
  • Tampa Bay Next


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2017 LTA Reunion


Who’s going from your class?

Ronald Vaughn Leadership Central Illinois-Peoria ’79
Susan Brennan Leadership Grand Rapids ’93
Joe tomaino LT’80
Renée Vaughn LT’93
Machelle Maner LT’95
Reid Haney LT’96
Jane Castor LT’00
Suzy Holley LT’00
Nancy Newman LT’00
Deborah Stevenson LT’00
Karen Arnold LT’02
Ronald Noble LT’02
William Arnold LT’04
Ana Rabelo Wallrapp LT’04
Mark Valenti LT’04
Sharon Danco LT’05
Melody Marrs LT’05
Seth Schimmel LT’05
Mark Segel LT’05
Lynette Reynolds Leadership Orlando ’06
Christine Turner LT’07
John Wolfe LT’08
Mark Haney LT’10
Christopher Karlo LT’10
Jill Manthey LT’10
Andrew Mayts LT’10
Caleb Lewis LT’11
Steven Stanford LT’11
Michael Blasco LT’12
Stephanie Koch LT’12
Drew Marshall LT’12
Darren Richards LT’12
Jennifer Roeper LT’12
Tina Cotton LT’13
Debbie Lundberg LT’13
Bemetra Simmons LT’13
Amanda Uliano LT’13
Nealy Wheat LT’13
Linda Cox LT’14
Bret Feldman LT’14
Lorrie Hero LT’14
Bryan Lawson LT’14
Susan Maurer LT’14
Lisa Patterson LT’14
Randall Reid LT’14
Wendy Ross LT’14
Eileen Sweeney LT’14
Natalie Thomas LT’14
Rob Catoe LT’15
John DeLaVergne LT’15
Paul Huszar LT’15
Stephanie Krebs LT’15
Crystal Lauderdale LT’15
Laren Menendez LT’15
Neal Anderson LT’16
Susan Mendelson LT’16
Yvette Segura LT’16
Lauren Valiente LT’16
Josh Bomstein LT’17
Andrea Cichon LT’17
Casey Coy LT’17
Michael Ferrone LT’17
Ryan Garlow LT’17
Jason Grinstead LT’17
Nicole Leontsinus LT’17
Julia Ruddock LT’17
Meredith Seeley LT’17
Ethan Shapiro LT’17
Erica Shea LT’17
John Thompson LT’17
Kelly Warhola LT’17
Randall Woods LT’17
Glenn Zimmerman LT’17

Business Community and Citizens Rally to Move Monument

Tampa, Fla. – Today the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commits $70,000 to move the Confederate monument.

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce believes in our future and that we are a community on the move that is inclusive and will be in the future.  The monument and what it represents is inconsistent with what is best for our region.

As a result of the Hillsborough County Commission’s decision to pass their responsibility to the business community, in conjunction with other community efforts, we have accepted their challenge and there are commitments exceeding the goal.  Following our lead, significant other business leaders have committed to moving the monument.

We look forward to working with our County Commissioners in the future to make more enlightened decisions.

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce has shown, with this action, how the business community can come together as a catalyst for positive change.  This action is consistent with the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s vision and values.

For more on the Chamber’s Vision 2026, plan go to

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