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JA of North Florida - Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement Hall of Fame Luncheon

April 17, 2018
Noon - 1:30 PM
University of North Florida - University Center
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32224

Presenting the Thompson S. Baker Award

The "Thompson S. Baker 'Solid as a Rock' Award" is presented by Junior Achievement of North Florida to an individual who has influenced business and education in the Jacksonville community.

Junior Achievement of North Florida marks its 20th year of presenting the Thompson S. Baker "Solid As A Rock" Award, recognizing individuals who have dedicated themselves to bettering our community through leadership, hands-on involvement and philanthropic deeds. The annual award celebrates our local heroes who have positively influenced business and education in Jacksonville.

Since 1997, this prestigious annual award has been named for Thompson S. Baker, the founder of Florida Rock Industries who unselfishly contributed to the betterment of our community. We are honored to be able to recognize his life with the annual presentation of the Thompson S. Baker "Solid As A Rock" Award.

Robert Shircliff - 2018 Thompson S. Baker Award Recipient

Robert Shircliff

Robert Shircliff was born on May 20, 1928, in Vincennes, Indiana, and married Carol Reed of Bloomington, 
Indiana, on May 9, 1953. They are the parents of two daughters, have four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Mr. Shircliff worked in his father's Pepsi-Cola business during the summers prior to his college graduation. In the summer of 1950, he embarked on his career as a Pepsi-Cola bottler in Bloomington, Indiana. Thirteen  years later he was instrumental in the merger of five bottling operations into Pepsi-Cola Allied Bottlers, Inc. and was elected President of that Company. Later, Shircliff-owned Company was merged into General Cinema Corporation and Mr. Shircliff was elected to the Board of Directors and became President of twelve of its subsidiaries.  He retired the first time in 1973.
In December, 1973, he founded Robert T. Shircliff and Associates, Inc. later to become The Shircliff Group, a consulting firm and serving more than 200 domestic and foreign firms from offices in Jacksonville.  He has been a bank director and he has chaired more than a dozen non-profits including St. Vincent's, Jacksonville University, The Chamber of Commerce and The Community Foundation.

2018 JA Hall of Fame Inductees

Scott Sauer       
Scott Sauer, Deloitte


Johnson & Johnson Vision        

Johnson & Johnson Vision



Holmes Whitaker
Board Chair 1974



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BOB SHIRCLIFF    Citi     

 EverBank                 Fidelity Investments   

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LAURIE DUBOW                


Pivot CPAs                    Regions Bank         


 SCOTT SAUER             WW GAY



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