Mel Pope, III

Melvin L. Pope III — Managing Partner Financial Partners of North Florida (FPNF)

  • Born in Tallahassee, 3rd Generation Leon High School 1976, Florida State-Finance and Management 1981
  • Began career as a Northwestern Mutual intern in 1976, Top 5 internship director nationally 1981-1986
  • Recruited & trained the first African American and female Hispanic, top 10 interns in sales nationally
  • Northwestern Group Benefits director from 1988 – 2002, building the agency to $12M in annual sales
  • Past President of the Capital City Republican Club 1991
  • Elected to serve 12 years on the Republican Executive Committee 6 as Treasurer
  • President of Tallahassee Association of Financial Advisers in 1988
  • Chairman of Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation 2000
  • Chairman of Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross 2005 (managing Katrina and 27 other storms)
  • Member of Tallahassee Rotary Club since 1983, Served on board
  • 2005 finalist for Ethics in Business award.
  • Eagle Scout and past board member of the Boy Scouts Suwannee River Area Council
  • Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce since 1981, Member of the first class of Leadership Tallahassee
  • Finalist for the Leadership Tallahassee Volunteer of the year award 2007
  • Seminole Boosters Double Golden Chief
  • Trinity United Methodist Church.
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