Rodney L. Barreto is a founding partner of Floridian Partners, LLC. Rodney brings more than twenty-five years of public policy and corporate business development to the firm. His work with Miami-Dade County, State of Florida and municipal governments and has helped dozens of corporate clients achieve measurable business results by working effectively with public officials, their staffs and relevant organizations to develop and implement winning strategies. Results include devising successful funding, contractual and legislative plans that have positively impacted his clients’ bottom line.
Rodney is a board member of US Century Bank, locally-owned and headquartered in Miami. He currently chairs Compensation Committees for the Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Florida Council of 100 and sits on the Board of the Baptist Health Foundation.
In addition, his professional career has been accompanied by years of successful civic involvement. He grew up in South Florida and is proud to give back to the community he loves. He is currently Chairman of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee and is pursuing the 2016 Super Bowl for South Florida. During his tenure with the Committee, Rodney helped raise more than $30 million dollars to support the 2007 and 2010 Super Bowls. Rodney was the Chairman for the 2007 and 2010 Super Bowl in South Florida.
Rodney has twice chaired the U.S. Conference of Mayors when the Conference was held in Miami. He was also 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. Rodney was co-chairman of the City of Miami Centennial celebration in 1996. He also created the Big Orange New Year’s Eve Celebration in Downtown Miami, a Miami tradition that still takes place each New Year’s.
While growing up in Miami, Rodney fished Biscayne Bay and hunted the Everglades, activities he enjoys today. He served two five-year terms on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Rodney was appointed to that position by Governor Jeb Bush and re-appointed by Governor Charlie Crist. Rodney served as Chairman of the Commission in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Rodney has received numerous awards and accolades, including being presented the key to the County by Mayor Stephen P Clark and the Key to the City of Miami by Mayor Manny Diaz. In 1999 and 2006, Rodney was named one of the top 100 most powerful people in South Florida by South Florida CEO. Additionally, the Latin Builders Association named him “Consultant of the Year” in 2004. In 2005 the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida presented Rodney with their Conservation Award. He has also received special recognition for his outstanding contributions in the establishment of a Research Natural Area in Dry Tortugas National Park to restore, protect and preserve the park’s pristine subtropical ecosystem. In 2005 and 2008, Rodney was inducted into the Miami Dade College and Immaculata La Salle High School Hall of Fame. In 2009, the Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament awarded him with the Captain Bob Lewis Perpetual Memorial Award for his conservation efforts.
Prior to a career in public affairs, he held other executive positions in administration, security, community and employee relations. Rodney began his career as a City of Miami police officer for six years. A Miami native, he holds a degree in Professional Studies from Barry University. He and his wife Sheila have two children Brittney and Bradley.