Focused on our mission
As President and CEO, J.R. Toland leads the team responsible for continuing the unique culture established by our founder, the late John Savage. J.R. provides overall leadership for the organization and communicates its vision, strategy, and direction.
J.R.’s leadership style is grounded in Savage’s core values of integrity, client focus, accountability, excellence, and balance. He exemplifies our company’s vision to make a difference in other’s lives—both at work and in the community.
J.R. joined Savage and Associates in 1984. Before being named President and CEO, he focused on his role as Financial Advisor, assisting small business owners and corporate executives in securing comfortable retirement plans. In that capacity, he also designed tax-efficient business succession plans and executive benefit plans that helped companies attract and retain the best and brightest people.
J.R. is actively involved in several community causes. Having coached youth football teams since the early 2000s, he has positively impacted hundreds of players' lives. He is a past board member for GAMA International, and a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table. And he is past board chair for the Multiple Sclerosis Society and Central Catholic High School.
Qualifying membership in the MDRT is based on minimum commission and gross business generated within a year. Each MDRT status designation is granted for one year only. All members must apply every year to continue their affiliation with the Million Dollar Round Table.
J.R. graduated from the University of Toledo in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is active in national industry study groups with emphasis on learning—and sharing—best practices.
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J.R. enjoys spending time traveling to visit his children, taking family vacations, watching University of Michigan and Dallas Cowboys football, and reading—especially historical books and biographies. He and his wife, Beth, live in Maumee, Ohio.