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Tom Hall, Chairman of Tucker/Hall Inc., has been inducted into the 27th Annual Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame. The award honors business leaders who have shown exemplary leadership in their industry and the community. The ceremony took place at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa, Fla.

The 2014 Tampa Bay Business Hall of Fame members were selected by the Florida Council of Economic Education board. FCEE recognizes professional development and education that works toward developing the next generation of business leaders.

Proceeds from the Hall of Fame support the economic, financial literacy, and free enterprise education programs of FCEE and the Gus A. Stavros Center for Free Enterprise and Economic Education at the University of South Florida. FCEE provides teacher training programs, curricula, and other educational resources free of charge to thousands of teachers each year.

In his career, Hall headed Ensslin & Hall Advertising and Public Relations, which became one of Florida’s largest advertising agencies. In 1989, Hall sold the firm to one of the top 25 agencies in the U.S.

Hall is well known as the founder of the successful Creative Seminar programs, which are now owned by ADWEEK magazine. Hall was also president of Advanced Management Research of North America based in New York. AMR provided educational programs, primarily to Fortune 1000 companies in major markets throughout the United States.

Hall is the founding chairman of the Advertising Advisory Council of the School of Journalism at the University of Florida and was a member of the Business Advisory Council of the University of Tampa College of Business.

Tom is the co-author of Ruthless Focus, a book about business strategy and organizational design based on his decades of experience as an entrepreneur and business leader. Copies of his book are available at Hall continues to counsel growing companies on corporate and marketing strategies.

Tucker/Hall ( is a communications consulting firm that offers public relations services in the areas of strategic communications, public affairs, and crisis communications. Founded in 1990, Tucker/Hall has built a statewide, national, and international practice from its offices in Tampa and Jacksonville. Tucker/Hall works with Fortune 500 corporations, fast-growing companies, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.