Dean's Advisory Council

Janet Nichols ‘90

Ms. Nichols is Managing Director, Senior Vice President, Investments, Nichols Geegan King Family Wealth Advisors of Raymond James. Her practice specializes in comprehensive financial planning, including retirement income planning, estate and tax planning, education funding and risk management. Janet has more than 35 years of experience in financial services, and has been a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner since 1988, a credential that demonstrates her commitment to professionalism.

Janet has been consistently recognized both within her firm and within her industry for her leadership and the quality of her practice, including being recognized four times by Barron's as being one of the top female financial advisors in the US, and in 2018 being named by Forbes as one of the top advisors in the country. In 2014, Janet was awarded the Raymond James Network for Women Advisors "Women of Distinction Award," which recognized women who give back to their communities and serve as mentors and role models within the firm.

Janet is very active in her community and has a special interest in international affairs. She has served as a director and officer of the United Nations Association of Tampa Bay, as a director of The Tampa Club, Inc., as a member of Women's Leadership of the United Way of Tampa Bay, as a board member and a trustee for the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMOPA), and has been involved with numerous other charitable and civic organizations. Currently, Janet serves as vice-chair and on the general and endowment boards for the Tampa Bay History Center.