Rodney Barreto

Rodney Barreto was appointed to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by Governor Ron DeSantis on July 19, 2019 and reappointed March 8, 2024.  In December 2020, he was elected by his fellow Commissioners to be Chairman of the Commission.

Chairman Barreto is the President & CEO of Barreto Group, Inc., a diversified company specializing in corporate and public affairs consulting, real estate investment, and development.  He serves on many Boards, including the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council. He has also been involved with the Super Bowls since 1989, chairing the Super Bowl Host Committee in 2007, 2010, and 2020. He has raised more than $100-million dollars and in-kind contributions for the Super Bowls.

Previously, Chairman Barreto served 10 years as an FWC Commissioner, during which time he was Chairman for seven years. In recognition of his leadership, the Foundation and FWC established the “Rodney Barreto Award,” which is given out annually to recognize the FWC Employee of the Year for outstanding achievements.

Prior to his career in public affairs and real estate, Chairman Barreto was a Miami police officer. He earned his Associate of Arts degree from Miami Dade Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Studies from Barry University.

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