John "JB" Birney
John "JB" has over 30 years of experience as a financial advisor and working extensively with businesses owners, individuals and families. As an Investment Advisor Representative with United Planners, JB enjoys problem-solving with clients and helping them face the many challenges of investing in today’s changing world.
He stays fully involved in the community and is currently the Chairman of the Flagler Beach Area Council of the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce. JB is a Past Chairman of the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce. He was a 2007 graduate of the Northeast Florida Regional Leadership Academy, which represents seven counties in NE Florida. He also held a gubernatorial appointment to the board of The Early Learning Coalition of Putnam and St. Johns Counties. Always passionate about quality early learning, he now sits on the board with the Early Learning Coalition in Flagler/Volusia and is proudest of his involvement with early literacy and in helping to bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to the First Coast.
Along with creating and preserving wealth, John educates prospects and clients on the importance of planning and partnering with a financial consultant. In this time of financial transparency he stresses that fees and costs are only an issue in the absence of value.
JB has also been a community volunteer for over 14 years as a radio personality, with his long-running popular show “Good Morning Americana” airing every Saturday morning at 9:30am and JB’s Big Rock Show airing Friday nights from 7-9:30 on WFCF 88.5 Flagler College Radio and streaming on iHeartRadio worldwide.
An avid Florida Gator fan, JB also enjoys live music shows, golf and hiking. Since 1997, he has resided in Palm Coast with his wife Gail and their many pets. They have three grown children who all graduated from Flagler Palm Coast High School and then attended The University of Central Florida.