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Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce
310 SE 3RD ST
The Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of the business community. The Chamber is not a civic club, charitable organization or a department of the city or county government. The Chamber is a private, not-for-profit, organiz
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Director of Networking
is a born & bred Ocala, Florida, Kingdom of the Sun kid.
A graduate of Forest High School & CFCC, Tom earned a BA degree in Communications from UCF.
comes on board after having spent more than a year as a CEP Ambassador & ELO member.
passion for his
hometown runs deep & he
is committed to helping Ocala/Marion County be all it can be through the CEP
Before returning to his
hometown in 2012 with his
wife Heather, Tom
worked as a radio Account Executive in Fort Myers/Naples.
spent seven (7) years helping WFSX (Fox News Radio) become the #1 billing station in the Southwest Florida market.
Beginning at age 17 with the Star-Banner, Tom has worked in media for over 20 years.
As a Sportscaster for NBC affiliates in both Virginia & SW Florida, he
covered major pro & college sports and won two (2) Edward R. Murrow awards.
spare time, Tom
currently serves as an ESPN college basketball TV & radio Play-by-Play man for Florida Gulf Coast University, as well as the College of Central Florida
, & Marion County high school football and is a weekly contributor to WOCA's "Voice of Ocala".
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For more information, contact Tom James, Director of Networking, at 352.629.8051 x 117 or Tom@OcalaCEP.com.
Benefit Advisors - Tom James
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Employee Benefits Specialist
Tom James joined Benefit Advisors team in the Autumn of 2012. Holding a Florida 2-15 License in Life, Health, & Variable Annuities, he specializes in small and large group employee benefits out of the Ocala office.
Born & raised in Ocala/Marion County, Tom is a graduate from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Radio/Television Communications. He enjoys helping Central Florida businesses safely navigate the ever-changing world of Employee Benefits.
is active throughout Ocala/Marion County & Central Florida.
He is a proud member of the 2013 Chamber Economic Partnership Ambassadors, a 14-year member of the Ocala Elks Lodge, a radio & television play-by-play broadcaster for college sports, the Voice of Marion County High School Football on WOCA radio, & a regular contributor to the "Voice of Ocala with Buddy Martin" radio show on WOCA.
wife Heather, & their dog Kikki together enjoy volunteering, sports, music, athletics, the outdoors, the beach, travel & exploration, prayer, grilling, cooking, photography, the arts, reading, writing, friends, family, and occasional solitude!
may be contacted by calling (352) 479-0944, ext 1242, or via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thomas A. James, B.A. Hons. (Econ)
Executive Advisor, Employee Benefits and Wellness
Thomas A. James, B.A. Hons. (Econ)
brings over 25 years of employee benefits consulting experience including roles with a major insurance company and a national actuarial consulting firm.
More recently, he
has worked with mid-sized consulting organizations, specializing in plan design assessment, creative funding options, benchmarking analysis, flexible benefits and wellness initiatives in his
day-to-day management of clients' files.
extensive employee benefits consulting career, Tom
has developed a keen sense of being able to anticipate clients' needs and develop appropriate solutions.
authored "Benefits 101" a presentation that assists plan sponsors in better understanding their insurance coverage and obligations in the governance of employee benefits programs.
At The Consulting House
is tasked with monitoring and reporting on key industry developments that affect employee benefit plan offerings, providing technical and consulting support to our clients as well as developing new business.
Another principal focus of Tom
is employee wellness.
Similar to The Consulting House's
philosophy, it is also Tom's belief that wellness in the workplace is critical to helping employers curb the ever rising costs of employer Healthcare and Disability programs and improve their return on investment in benefits programs.
You can contact Thomas
CEP Ambassadors | Ocala Marion CEP Florida
If you would like to learn more about the CEP Ambassador Program or would like information about our open enrollment process for June and December, please contact Dawn Bowman or Tom James.