In addition to being a founding member of Floridian Partners, Rodney Barreto is also President and CEO of The Barreto Group – a diversified company specializing in corporate and public affairs consulting, real estate investment and development.
He has Chaired the Super Bowl Host Committee in 2007, 2010 and 2020. During his tenure, Rodney helped raise more than $50-million dollars and in kind contributions for the Super Bowls. He has been involved with the Super Bowls since 1989. Super Bowl XLVI was the 5th South Florida Super Bowl with which he has been involved.
Rodney was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush and re-appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission where he served for 10 years. He served as the Chairman of that Commission having been elected by his fellow commissioners for a record of seven times. In recognition of his leadership, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission established the “Rodney Barreto Award” which is given out each year to the “Employee of the Year” for his or her outstanding achievement. After leaving the Commission he became a member of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the citizen-support organization of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission which provides assistance, funding and promotional support to the health and well-being of Florida’s fish and wildlife resources and their habitats.
He has twice chaired the Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors when it was held in Miami. He was Chairman of the 1999 Breeder’s Cup Championship held in South Florida and was the Chairman of the 1999 Sister Cities International Convention in Miami. He was Co-Chairman of the City of Miami Centennial Celebration in 1996. Rodney also created the Big Orange New Year’s Eve Celebration in Downtown Miami, a Miami tradition that still takes place each New Year’s in Bayfront Park.
Currently Rodney is a member of the Florida Council of 100, he also serves on Miami Dade County Mayor Gimenez’s Business Roundtable, Miami Dade County Schools Superintendent Carvalho’s Business Advisory Council, Baptist Hospital Foundation, Goodwill Industries of South Florida, the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation and the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council.
Prior to his career in public affairs and real estate, Rodney was a City of 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. He is married and lives with his wife Shelia in Coral Gables. The couple have 2 children, Brittney and Brad, and one granddaughter, Emma.
Additional Awards and Accolades
- Presented the key to the County by Mayor
- Presented key to the City of Miami by Mayor Manny Diaz
- Named Top 100 most powerful people in South Florida by South Florida CEO (1999, 2006, 2018)
- Named “Consultant of the Year” be the Latin Builders Association (2004)
- Conservation Award by the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida (2005)
- Received special recognition for his outstanding contributions in the establishment of a Research Natural Area in Dry Tortugas National Park.
- Inducted into the Miami Dade College Hall of Fame (2005)
- Inducted into the Immaculata La Salle High School Hall of Fame (2008)
- Received the Captain Bob Lewis Perpetual Memorial Award given by the Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament (in honor of Rodney’s conservation efforts) (2009)
- Received the Flats Stewardship Award given by the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust. (2011)
- Distinguished Alumni Award of Barry University (2017)
- Named as one of the Ronald McDonald House Charities 12 Good Men in recognition of his outstanding community and civic involvement (2017)
- Citizen of the Year by Police Benevolent Association (PBA) (2018)
- Named to Governor-elect Ron Desantis Inaugural Committee (2018-2019)