John Connelly is the Owner and Founder of Dynamic Solutions Group and Tower 8 Staffing Solutions, llc. He was formerly the Southeast Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for HUB International, the 9th largest insurance broker in the world and the founder of Connelly, Carlisle, Fields & Nichols, a wholly owned subsidiary of USAmeriBank where he serves as Founding Director and member of the bank’s Board of Directors.
After graduation from USF John joined Aetna Life & Casualty. He spent five years with Aetna working in the Tampa, Denver and Chicago offices. In 1985 John purchased the Shelton & Copeland Insurance Agency. The name of the agency was later changed to The Connelly Insurance Group. 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 the organization was sold to Brown & Brown in 2001. Five years after the sale of The Connelly Insurance Group John become one of the founders of Connelly, Carlisle, Fields & Nichols and USAmeriBank.
In addition to his professional leadership, John has been extremely involved in the Tampa Bay community for many years. Among his current involvements are: board member for the University of South Florida (USFSP) Board of Trustees, board member for House of Prayer and board member at YMCA of the Suncoast. Past involvements have included leadership positions with the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Clearwater Chamber of Commerce, Morton Plant Hospital and Belleair Country Club. He is a graduate of Leadership Pinellas.