Bob Rhodes is the former Executive Vice President of the St. Joe Company and also served as St. Joe’s General Counsel.  He held similar positions with Arvida Corporation and Disney Development Company.

Bob administered Florida’s growth management program, served as counsel to the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Richard Pettigrew, and as Assistant Director of the Washington D.C. office of the Council of State Governments. 

He chaired state commissions that developed revisions to the state’s growth management and administrative procedures programs.  He also chaired the Tallahassee-Leon County Planning Commission, Jacksonville’s Downtown Development Authority and Economic Development Commission, the Trust for Public Land’s Northeast Florida Chapter, the Northeast Florida Regional Community Institute and the Florida Bar Administrative Law Section and Environmental and Land Use Law Section.  He served on the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Environmental Law.

Bob is a fellow of the American College of Real Estate Lawyers and has been honored as the Jacksonville Daily Record’s Lawyer of the Year.

Bob received his law degree from Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law and a masters degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.