John C. Adams, Jr.

Title: Insurance Company Executive (Retired)
Location:  Daytona Beach, FL United States


  • Civic League of Halifax (chairman, 1983-1984) (executive committee, 1977-1992)
  • Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers (board of directors 1989) (co-chairman, executive liaison committee, member of the finance and audit committee, 1993-1994) (secretary 1994-1995) (treasurer 1995-1996) (vice chairman, 1996-1997) (chairman 1997-1998) (co-chairman) (nominating committee 1998-1999)
  • Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce (board of governors, 1968-1970) (vice president of business and government, 1970) (president, 1975) (general campaign chairman development fund drive 1984)
  • Daytona Beach Community Foundation (1984-1987)
  • Embry-Riddle Aero University Eagle Athletic Association (2006)
  • Embry-Riddle Aero University chairman Commitment 2000 Fund Drive (chairman of the development committee, board member, 2004)
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach (member, board of visitors, 1967-1969) (trustee, 1967-2009) (electrical trustee emeritus, 2010) (member executive committee, 1972-2009)(vice chairman board 1981-2008) (chairman, executive committee, 1983-2006)
  • Florida Association of Insurance Agents (board of directors, 1978-1981)
  • Florida International Festivals, Inc., (chairman, 1990-91) (board directors 1987-2007) (executive committee, 1991-2007) (chairman Lively Arts Center Inc., 1997-2002) (chairman emeritus, 2003-2008)
  • Florida State Chamber of Commerce (1985-1986)
  • Futures, Inc. (director, 1985-93) (president, 1987)
  • Halifax Advertising Authority (1985)
  • Hunt Memorial Library, Embry-Riddle Aero University (development council chairman fund drive, 1985)
  • Metro Board Daytona Beach YMCA (member, 1992-2001) (trustee, 2002-2007)
  • National Intercollegiate Sports Festival (director, 1985-1987)
  • Rotary International (board of directors 1989-1991)
  • St. James Episcopal Church Day School, Capital Fund Drive
  • St. James Episcopalian Day School (board of trustees member, 2005-2008) (chairman Campaign Cabinet, 2007-2008)
  • Tourist Development Council,  Volusia County (member, 1983-1985)
  • United States Naval Reserves (1953-1961)
  • United Way of Volusia County (general campaign chairman Florida, 1977) (president, 1979) (director, 1976-1982) (trustee, 1985)
  • Volusia County Business Development Council (board of directors 1984-1992)
  • Volusia County Insurers Association (president 1971-1972)
  • YMCA, Daytona Beach (board of directors, 1968-1976, 1978-2007) (treasurer, 1970) (vice president, 1971-1982) (president, 1983)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Inductee, Embry-Riddle Athletic Hall of Fame (2015)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2000-2013)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (2010-2013, 1995-1998)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who In Finance and Business,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2005, 2000-2001)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2003)
  • Recipient, J. Saxton Lloyd Outstanding Community Service Award, Civic League Of The Halifax Area (2003)
  • Recipient, Citizen of the Year Award, Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America (2001)
  • Recipient, Citizen of the Year Award, Boys And Girls Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties (2000)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who In Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (1996-1999)
  • Recipient, First Annual Herbert M. Davidson Community Service Award, United Way of Volusia and Flagler Counties (1992)
  • Recipient, 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)

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