Anthony Jernigan

President / CEO

Anthony B. Jernigan, CLU, ChFC, REBC, CEBS is President/CEO of the Pinnacle Group and Branch Manager of Raymond James Financial Services and has provided employee benefit consulting services to clients since 1981. He is recognized as a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), a Registered Employee Benefits Consultant (REBC), and a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS).

Mr. Jernigan is a 1978 graduate of Virginia Tech with a BS in Economics and a BA in Political Science. He is a Hall of Fame Producer with The Equitable, a member of The National Association of Life Underwriters, a member of the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council, a member of The National Association of Health Underwriters, a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Professionals (IFEBP) and a member of the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council.

Mr. Jernigan has extensive experience in providing employee benefit consulting and retirement plan consulting to corporations, and in conducting estate and financial planning for senior executives and business owners, as well. He has a passion for being the best in his field and personally staying current with employee benefits and retirement plan education.

Beyond his professional role, Mr. Jernigan is involved in a variety of civic and charitable activities within his community. He currently serves as President of the 921 Oceans Condominium Association, Inc. and has served on the Mayor's Committee for the Employee Pension Plan for the City of Virginia Beach. He is an active supporter of the MS Society, Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Boys and Girls Clubs and The American Cancer Society. In 2000, he completed a 3500 mile bike ride from Los Angeles to Boston, personally raising $72,000 for The American Cancer Society.

Mr. Jernigan currently manages the retirement plans for 50 Employers with total assets of $180 million.