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John McNeil


John McNeil is senior partner at Mobile Bay Financial, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, who established the firm in 1922. He studied finance at the University of Alabama and joined the practice in 1979.

Focused on helping his clients retire with confidence, John emphasizes retirement income distribution and helping clients maximize income while minimizing taxes. He is also a Life Underwriting Training Council Fellow.

John is married to his high school sweetheart, Martha. Together they have three children, Mac, Robert, and Virginia, as well as four grandchildren. An active member of his community, John has served on the board of directors of several organizations:

  • University of Alabama Donor Advised Fund, trustee, 12 years
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama, 17 years
  • Mercy Medical Foundation, seven years
  • University of Alabama Planned Giving Advisory Board, 12 years
  • Honors College Board of Visitors, University of Alabama, seven years
  • National Wild Turkey Federation, former president, 11 years
  • American Junior Miss, 14 years, three as president
  • Main Street Mobile, eight years, two as president
  • Mobile Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors, 23 years, one as president