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John A. Colón

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John A. Colón is a Senior Vice President - Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC in Sarasota. He was a former First Vice President at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Colón, a native of New York City, served as Director of the Kew Garden Hills Civic Association, Vice Chair of Parkway Village Cooperative Development, a member of the Locust Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America.

Mr. Colón moved to Florida in 2000. There he pursued community service as a member of the Thirteenth Congressional District Classroom Committee, City of Sarasota Police Chief's Advisory Board, Front Porch of Florida, Lions Club of Laurel, and a mentor in the Take Stock in Children program. Mr. Colón accepted an appointment as a commissioner of the Sarasota Housing Authority in 2005. He was elected chairman in 2010 and was reappointed in 201l as a commissioner for an additional four years of service. He serves as the chairman of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF), Sarasota Manatee chapter and Tampa Bay committee member. In 2013 he received the Champion of Education Award from the UNCF Florida.

Mr. Colón received a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Black Business Investment Board in 2009. He is a governor's appointee to the State Executive Committee of the Republican Party of Florida, and has been a delegate or alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2004, 2008, and 2012. He lives in Manatee County with his wife, enjoys the company of his son, a portfolio manager and financial advisor, and is a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Community.