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Mr. Tom Petway III

Wrong Tom Petway III?


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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Web References
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.
Jacksonville Super Bowl, 18 May 2005 [cached]
The Honorable John Peyton | Mr. J. Wayne Weaver | Mr. Tim Finchem | Mr. Thomas F. Petway III | Mr. Peter S. Rummell | Mr. Michael Weinstein | President and COO
Mr. Thomas F. Petway III
Mr. Thomas F. Petway III
Mr. Thomas F. Petway IIIA lifelong resident of Jacksonville, Florida, Tom Petway 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 local owners organization that brought the 30th NFL expansion franchise, the Jacksonville JAGUARS, to Florida's First Coast.
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.In 2001 he was appointed Chairman, Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association; and in 2002 he was appointed Chairman, Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation for Caring; and Co-Chair of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee, Inc.Currently serving his second term on the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, he served as Chairman during his first term; in addition he is Past Chairman, The Florida State University Foundation; Past Director Foundation for Florida's Future; Trustee and Past Chairman and CEO of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; Past Chairman, City of Jacksonville Preservation Project; Past Director and Treasurer, World Golf Village, Inc.; Past President and Honorary member of the Southeast Jacksonville Rotary Club, and has served on the Jacksonville Transportation Authority.He is also very active in local, state and national politics and is a member of the Republican Regents.
Mr. Petway is married to the former Elizabeth Hale Piersol and they have two children, Brette Petway and Thomas (Ty) F. Petway, IV.
Mr. Petway graduated from Terry Parker High School, Jacksonville, in 1958 and received a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Florida State University School of Business, Tallahassee, Florida, in 1962.In 1999 he received FSU's prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his leadership and accomplishments.In addition, Petway was inducted into the Florida Council on Economic Education's First Coast Business Hall of Fame in 1999.
His father, Thomas "Tom" Petway ..., 25 Jan 2012 [cached]
His father, Thomas "Tom" Petway III, turned over the chairmanship of the former Zurich Insurance Services Inc.
Tom Petway and his partners started the company in 1977 as Home Builders Insurance Services at 2727 Atlantic Blvd. in the St. Nicholas area not far from Downtown. It changed its name to Zurich Insurance Services in 1998 and moved to the 5011 Gate Parkway site in 1999.
Tom Petway also is well known for many other roles, including as a founding partner in the Jacksonville Jaguars, as a chair of the JAX Chamber, as co-chairman and host of the Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville and as the first chairman of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission. He also has been active in Republican political circles and also was a founder of Prudential Network Realty.
On Jan. 4, the Jaguars franchise was sold by majority owner Wayne Weaver and the partners to Illinois businessman Shahid Khan, meaning Petway had retired from two of his main roles - a Jaguars owner and Zurich chairman.
• The new generation of leadership consists of an executive team that includes Petway and Andy Ferguson, son of Lee Ferguson, a founding partner with Tom Petway.
Petway said US Assure looked at sites around town, including Downtown, but the Southside was more convenient to employees.
The move is a downsize from 65,000 square feet of space at Gate Parkway, but Petway and Ryan Schwartz, senior vice president of marketing and corporate affairs, said the space is more efficient at Cypress Point.
Petway said the company peaked around 500 employees in 2005-06, the height of the construction boom.
Asked when the construction industry is expected to start growing again, Petway said "it's an eight-ball."
"We can track it and we do," he said.
Chair: Mr. Tom Petway ..., 1 Mar 2010 [cached]
Chair: Mr. Tom Petway
FSRI: Press Releases - 1st Quarter 2003, 11 July 2003 [cached]
Tom Petway, chairman of the Florida Board of Governors, the board that guides the state universities, said the federal support will bolster the growing research power of Florida's institutions of higher learning.He praised Chairman Young and members of the Florida delegation for their commitment to university research.
"Make no mistake about it," said Petway.
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