Thomas F. Petway III is a native of Jacksonville. Mr. Petway is one of our city’s leading insurance and real estate executives.
He was the founding partner of Touchdown Jacksonville, Inc. and instrumental in the awarding of the NFL’s 30th franchise to the City of Jacksonville, where he later became a partner in the franchise, the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was Co-Chair of the organizing committee competing for Super Bowl XXXIX and Co-Chair and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee.
Mr. Petway is very active in local, state and national politics, as well as numerous business and civic organizations. He served eight years on the Board of Regents of the State University System of Florida. He is a past Chair of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida Foundation. Mr. Petway is also a past Chair and CEO of the JAX Chamber.
Mr. Petway graduated from Terry Parker High School in 1958 and in 2005 was inducted into the Terry Parker Hall of Fame. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University School of Business in 1962. In 1999, he received FSU’s prestigious Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his leadership and accomplishments. In addition, he was honored with the University of North Florida Coggin College of Business Distinguished Business Leader award.