John Finotti, vice president, joined Tucker/Hall in 2012 with the merger of Access Public Relations, a Jacksonville consultancy he founded in 2004. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing successful communication strategies for a wide range of clients, including corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. John has built a reputation as a trusted adviser to senior-level executives and developed a close working relationship with many organizations’ communications teams.
As a veteran journalist, John has extensive connections with local, regional, and national media outlets. Prior to forming Access Public Relations, he was Associate Editor of Florida Trend, an award-winning monthly business magazine. He wrote on a variety of business and public policy issues, including a regular column called Insiders that covered Florida’s publicly traded companies. Previously, John served as a staff reporter for The Florida Times-Union covering business and finance. In addition, his articles have appeared in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Southern Living.
John studied journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. In 1995 he was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship to study business and finance at the Columbia University Business School in New York. John is the co-author of the books, Insiders’ Guide to Jacksonville and The New Columbia Knight-Bagehot Guide to Economics & Business Journalism. Earlier in his career, John served as vice president of a public relations firm in Atlanta where he represented a variety of clients, including a national accounting firm, real estate developers, banks, and investment firms.
John has served on the boards of the Jacksonville Foreclosure Task Force, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (North Florida), the EDEN Group and Better Jacksonville Plan Citizens Advisory Committee.