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Mr. Tom Petway III

Wrong Tom Petway III?


Phone: (904) ***-****  
Local Address:  Jacksonville , Florida , United States
Zurich Insurance Services , Inc.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • FSU's prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters
  • Bachelor of Science Degree
    The Florida State University School of Business
  • Terry Parker High School , Jacksonville
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Prudential Network Realty, 31 Jan 2013 [cached]
Thomas F. Petway, III, Chairman and CEO of Zurich Insurance Services, Inc. A lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Tom Petway has become one of the most successful and respected business and civic leader in Jacksonville and the state of Florida. Petway currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Zurich Insurance Services, Inc., a national insurance marketing and administrative services company, and is a partner in the NFL's 30th franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars. Petway was integral in the organization of Super Bowl XXXIX, acting as Co-Chairman and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee, Inc.
Tom Petway of Jacksonville ..., 10 Feb 2006 [cached]
Tom Petway of Jacksonville will lead the transition as Chair and David Griffin, Secretary of the Florida Lottery, will serve as Executive Director.
Mr. Petway and Secretary Griffin will manage this transition process to seek input on policy, coordinate staffing for the Governor's second term and conduct an ongoing review of state government and state agencies.
Tom Petway, a lifelong resident of Jacksonville , has become one of the most successful business and civic leaders in Jacksonville and the state of Florida . He is Chairman of the Board of Zurich Insurance Services, Inc., a national insurance marketing and administrative services company. Petway is also co-founder of Prudential Network Realty and a partner in the NFL's 30th franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was Co-Chairman of the organizing group for Super Bowl XXXIX and is currently Co-Chairman and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee, Inc.
Tom Petway is involved in numerous business, civic and political activities. From 1999 until its elimination in July, 2001, he served his second gubernatorial appointment to the board of Regents of the State University System of Florida, serving as Chairman for two years; he previously served on the board from 1989 until 1995. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation for Caring; and is serving is second term as Chairman of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission.
"The Governor has said that he wants to continue to ask what's best for our state and I look forward to reaching out to citizens all over Florida to help answer that question to lead us into the Governor's second term", said Petway.
Mr. Petway received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Florida State University School of Business in 1962 and has also received FSU's prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his leadership and accomplishments.
Mr. Petway is married and has two children and two grandchildren..
Lenny Curry's leadership team will be ..., 22 May 2015 [cached]
Lenny Curry's leadership team will be led by Tom Petway
Lenny Curry's leadership team will be led by Tom Petway
Mayor-elect Lenny Curry's leadership team for his transition into City Hall will be chaired by prominent businessman Tom Petway.
Petway was one of Curry's early confidants when the former chair of the Republican Party of Florida was deciding whether to challenge Mayor Alvin Brown.
Once Curry was a candidate, Petway, members of his family and companies tied to them were substantial donors, giving more than $340,000 to the campaign.
Petway was a founding partner of Touchdown Jacksonville and a co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars before the team was sold to Shad Khan.
· Lenny Curry's leadership team will be led by Tom Petway
The Ledger: Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, 24 Dec 2002 [cached]
The leading contender for chairman is Petway, an insurance executive, minority owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and chairman of the governor's transition team.
Jacksonville Daily Record, 26 Sept 2002 [cached]
Round two for Petway, JEDC
Tom Petway
For the second time in five years, Tom Petway is serving as the chairman of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission.
Petway, who had been reappointed to the JEDC a couple of months earlier to finish Chipper Hall's term, agreed recently to replace Newbill as chair.
Over the past five-plus years, the JEDC has incentivized dozens of economic development projects with hundreds of millions of dollars and Petway was in on many of those deals, including the Adam's Mark Hotel and Berkman Plaza.Since Petway stepped down in 1999 to make way for Leerie Jenkins, the JEDC has continued its course, approving several other major projects, including the Vestcor residential development and the 10-year, three-phase, mixed-use Shipyards project. With so many major projects in the works, the sentiment of many, including some City Council members, is for the JEDC to start concentrating on smaller, varied developments that will complement the major projects that will be completed within the next couple of years. However, in a manner similar to his first stint as chair, Petway still sees the JEDC as a powerful tool to help drive the revitalization of downtown Jacksonville and also serve areas of town that need economic assistance. "There's no reason to limit our activity," said Petway, adding that every proposed project should be evaluated no matter how much in incentives is being sought."There's no reason to exclude anything.Small, medium and large economic development projects can be accommodated." Petway, who is chairman of the board at Zurich Insurance Services, Inc. and part owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, was asked by Mayor John Delaney to serve on the JEDC shortly after Delaney was elected in 1995.
"The JEDC was operating prior to those dates [1997]," said Petway."We operated under an executive [mayoral] order before we were constituted as a legal entity by State legislation." According to Petway, the JEDC really took flight as the area's preeminent economic driver after a Delaney-organized meeting at the University of North Florida.Although the meeting took place before the legislation was enacted, it still served as the catalyst for the JEDC and helped lay the groundwork for the 14-division organization. "The mayor had an economic development summit at UNF right after he was elected in 1995," said Petway."Hundreds of economic planners from all over town were invited.The objective was to get out of the box regarding the future of economic development.At the time, there were 29 different initiatives involving various groups from all over the city and county and they were all doing their own thing. "The plan was to consolidate them into one economic development organization much like the city government did years earlier.My goal in my original tenure was organizing the new company that was expected to deal with economic development in Jacksonville." One aspect of reaching that goal was met when Petway helped arrange the JEDC into 14 divisions with distinctly different priorities, goals and staff.Upon reflection, Petway also points to Cecil Field as one of his, and the JEDC's, early and major successes.
"The Chamber was the marketing wing and the way we merged the Cecil Field closing and bringing it into the economic development scene was the highlight of that period of time," said Petway. Despite his recent reappointment to the JEDC, Petway's days on the Commission are numbered (his term doesn't expire until June 30, 2004, but he doesn't plan to serve that long).Like Delaney, he will step down at the end of next June and focus on running his business.As a CEO and co-chair with Peter Rummell of the Super Bowl Host Committee, Petway will also turn his attention to helping Jacksonville prepare for the 2005 Super Bowl.
"They have an awful lot going on," said Petway."They have a good executive director in Kirk Wendland and a good board of commissioners.There's a lot in the pipeline downtown and on the north and west side.Downtown development is well underway with the new ball park, arena and renovations to Alltel Stadium.The east side of downtown [the Talleyrand area] is on everybody's radar screen. "I'm just doing this for Mayor Delaney.After he's gone, I'm gone too."
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