Rodney Barreto

Rodney Barreto, Partner

  • 30+ years of experience in public policy, lobbying, and business development
  • Florida Council of 100 Member
  • Past Chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee
  • Current Chairman of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Rodney Barreto is a mainstay in Miami, and has spent his career working with Miami-Dade County and state and municipal governments to help countless corporate clients achieve measurable business success.

Rodney is a member of the Florida Council of 100, and he serves on the board of directors for NextPlat, a publicly traded e-commerce company, The Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, and The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation. Rodney has also served as chairman of the Miami Super Bowl Host Committee three times, in 2007, 2010, and culminating with the 2020 Super Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium. During his time with the committee, Rodney helped raise more than $100 million to support the Super Bowl games. The perennial chairman, he has twice chaired the Annual U.S. Conference of Mayors when the conference was held in Miami. He was also chairman of the Breeder’s Cup Championship held in South Florida and was the chairman of the Sister Cities International Convention in Miami. Rodney has served on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) for 13 years after being appointed by three different Governors and currently serves as chairman of the Commission. He was also chairman of the Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida.

In recognition of his leadership, the FWC established the “Rodney Barreto Conservation Award” for outstanding achievements and presented him with the inaugural award in 2011, the same year he won the prestigious Flats Stewardship Award from the Bone Fish Tarpon Trust. The award has been given every year since. A true conservationist, he has been repeatedly recognized by the likes of The Coastal Conservation Association of Florida, who presented Rodney with its Conservation Award, as well as the Yamaha Contender Miami Billfish Tournament, who awarded him with the Captain Bob Lewis Perpetual Memorial Award. Rodney has also received special recognition for his outstanding contributions to the establishment of a Research Natural Area in Dry Tortugas National Park aimed at restoring, protecting, and preserving the park’s pristine subtropical ecosystem.

When he is not consulting with clients or working on conservation efforts, Rodney invests in Miami’s food, beverage, and hospitality scene. Barreto Hospitality has opened or reopened a number of signature South Florida venues spanning iconic Coral Gables to the Las Olas Riverfront.

Rodney also devotes time to community and civic endeavors, including the Ronald McDonald House, Baptist Health South Florida, and the Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council.