Rodney Barreto of Coral Gables was appointed to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission by Governor Ron DeSantis on July 19, 2019. His term ends January 5, 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. Barreto 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, Barreto served 10 years as an FWC Commissioner, during which time he was Chairman for seven years. In recognition of his leadership, 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, Barreto 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.