Chief Executive Officer

John W. Ackley, CLU
Chief Executive Officer

(469) 737-4010

John has been in the financial services business since 1972.  His successful career has focused on helping clients exceed their financial goals, as well as developing the skills of his firm’s financial professionals.  He is a 29-time recipient of the National Management Award.  He is also past president of the Dallas General Agents and Managers Association (GAMA), and has served on committees of the Dallas Association of Life Underwriters, and the Dallas CLU® Chapter.  John has also been a member of: the Board of Governors Dallas Estate Planning Council, the Association of Advanced Life Underwriters (AALU) and TLRT.  He is a past qualifier of MDRT, holds a registered principal registration through HTK broker-dealer.  He is Dallas NAIFA’s 2011 Hall of Fame Honoree.

Ackley Financial Group Inc. was founded in 1980.  As Chief Executive Officer and Owner, John led a thriving organization in a dynamic industry.  The Associates at AFG provide comprehensive financial solutions through financial planning*, wealth accumulation strategies, estate planning and employee benefits.  Many of the Associates have earned the most advanced insurance professional designations including Chartered Life Underwriter, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Chartered Financial Consultant.  Now retired from agency management his focus is on working with his existing clients and doing joint work with other associates.

Community service is an important part of John’s life.  He has led fund-raising for the Boy Scouts of America — Circle Ten Council.  John’s leadership includes: Past-president of Bent Tree Country Club, former Bishop Lynch High School Advisory Board Member, former Sovereign Bank Advisory Board Member, and Water Tower Theater Board member.

John and his two sons, Rob and Jim and granddaughter Brooklyn live in Dallas.

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Investment Advisor Representative of Hornor, Townsend and Kent, Inc.
  • General Lines — Life, Accident & Health
  • Series 7, 63 & 24
  • Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®

Memberships, Community & Awards:

  • Metro Crest Chamber 
  • Bent Tree Country Club
  • Advanced Association of Life Underwriters
  • Society of Financial Professionals 
  • NAIFA — Dallas
  • NRA — Life Member
  • BASS — Life Member
  • Safari Club International
  • Dallas Woods and Waters Club




Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, CFP® (with plaque design) and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.