Johnnie P. James, Jr. (BSAc ’80, MAcc ’81) | July 2019

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Johnnie James

James (BSAc 1980, MAcc 1981), CPA, was named CEO of the Lykes Bros., a Tampa-based agribusiness. James joins Lykes Bros. after a 30+ year career in public accounting serving large agricultural family businesses throughout the southeast. In addition to being a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since June of 2018, James has extensive executive and board level leadership experience across many diverse industries. James’ knowledge and experience with developing and running high profit growth businesses will help the fifth-generation, family-owned Lykes Bros. to develop new strategies and ventures that become market leaders. James most recently served as the President of Resource Consulting Group, an integrated wealth management firm. Prior to that, James was the Chief Operating Officer of Oakley Transport Group in Lake Wales, FL, and the Eastern Region Leader for RSM McGladrey.

“As a 5th generation Floridian it is an honor to join the Lykes Bros. organization that has been so instrumental in influencing and contributing to the growth and success of Tampa and the State of Florida at large,” he said.