John P. Connelly – Co-Founder

Founding Partner
Connelly, Carlisle, Fields & Nichols Insurance

John Connelly has nearly 30 years of commercial insurance experience. By 1985, he had established the Connelly Insurance Group, headquartered in Clearwater. His agency was widely recognized as a leader in the commercial insurance agency marketplace for their growth and overall performance. The agency was consistently ranked among the highest performing insurance agencies in its category by Marsh Berry, a national consulting firm. The Connelly Insurance Group had 77 associates in Clearwater and Ocala when they sold their organization to Brown & Brown in 2001. While a part of the Brown & Brown organization, John was charged with the national acquisition strategy until he left at the end of 2002. John is married and resides in Clearwater with his wife and three children.

John currently serves on the Board of Directors for House of Prayer, Colliers Arnold International, and USAmeribank. He is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas, and a past president of the Florida Gulf Coast Museum of Art and Belleair Country Club. John has served 10 years on the Executive Board of the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida and currently sits on its Athletic Department’s Board of Directors.