Thomas A. James, chairman and chief executive officer of Raymond James Financial, Inc. (NYSE-RJF), and chairman of its subsidiary, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., member New York Stock Exchange/SIPC, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1964 and from Harvard Business School in 1966, where he was a Baker Scholar and graduated with high distinction. He also holds a Juris Doctor from Stetson College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida, and passed the Certified Financial PlannerÒ exam in 1978.
Mr. James is a member of the board of Cora Health Services and has previously served on the boards of several public companies.
In addition to the positions he holds in affiliated firms, Mr. James is the chairman of The Financial Services Roundtable (2007). He is a past chairman of the board of the Securities Industry Association (now SIFMA), the Southern District of the SIA, the Raymond James Bank and of Heritage Family of Funds (subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc.,) the District 7 Business Conduct Committee of the National Association of Securities Dealers, and a past president of the Florida Security Dealers Association. He has also served on the Regional Firms Committee and the Nominating Committee of the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. James is chairman of the Florida Council of 100 and president of the board of trustees of The Salvador Dalί Museum. He is on the Board of Dean’s Advisors at Harvard Business School, the board of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, and is the chairman of the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation. He is a past chairman of the Florida Council of Economic Education. In addition, Mr. James has been an active participant in the United Way of Pinellas County as a member of the board of directors and as founding chairman of the organization’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society and the 1995 Pinellas County campaign. He is a past member of the board of Junior Achievement of Pinellas County and has served as Commodore of the Treasure Island Tennis & Yacht Club.
Raymond James & Associates, Inc. member New York Stock Exchange / SIPC and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. member FINRA / SIPC are subsidiaries of Raymond James Financial, Inc.