John D. Baker II

John D. Baker II

John D. Baker, II joined the Board in 1986 and is the Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FRP Holdings, Inc. From February 2008 until October 2010, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Patriot Transportation Holding, Inc. Before joining Patriot, Mr. Baker was president and Chief Executive Officer of Florida Rock Industries, Inc., a leading producer of construction aggregates and related materials throughout the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic states.

Mr. Baker is Chairman of regional utility Jacksonville Electric Authority Board and has previously served on the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company, Jacksonville Port Authority, Progress Energy, Vulcan Materials, Texas Industries, Hughes Supply and Edward Waters College. Mr. Baker maintains leadership roles in several community educational organizations including Tiger Academy, KIPP Jacksonville, Inc., and the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast.

Mr. Baker received a B.A. degree from Princeton University and graduated with honors from the University of Florida School of Law.

Charles E. Commander III

Charles E. Commander III

Charles Commander joined the Board in 2004. Charlie was in the private practice of law from 1966 – 2010. He was a founding member and namesake of a predecessor firm to Foley & Lardner LLP an international law firm with over 1000 attorneys. He was general counsel for two public companies Barnett Mortgage Trust and Regency Centers Corp.

He has served on the Boards of Directors of EverBank Financial Corp., Barnett Winston Growth Properties, Computer Power Inc., Builders Investment Group, Koger Equity Inc., First City National Bank, and SouthTrust bank of Northeast Florida.

Mr. Commander received a B.S. degree in Commerce from Washington & Lee University and a J.D. degree from The University of Florida College of Law where he was an executive editor of The Law Review.

H. W. Shad III

H. W. Shad III

H.W. “Mike” Shad joined the Board in 2004. Mike is a certified Public Accountant, licensed in Florida for forty five years. He has spent most of his career in the retail automobile business in Florida. He was the Senior District Vice President for AutoNation responsible for 32 dealerships in South Florida after he merged his dealerships into AutoNation. Most recently, he as the President and majority owner of Bozard Ford Lincoln in St Augustine Fl. He was the National Ford Dealer Counsel and served on both the Florida and National Automobile Dealer Associations.

Mr. Shad received a B.S.B.A. degree with Honors from University of Florida and an M.B.A. from Jacksonville University.

Martin E. Stein Jr.

Martin E. Stein Jr.

Martin “Hap” Stein joined the Board in 1992. Hap is Executive Chairman of Regency Centers Corp. He served as CEO from the company’s initial public offering in 1993 until 2020.

Hap served as 2008 chairman of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts. He holds or has held other leadership positions with the Urban Land Institute and the Real Estate Roundtable, as well as board positions with Stein Mart and Washington and Lee University. He serves on the Jacksonville Civic Council and has chaired United Way fundraising.

Mr. Stein received a B.A. degree from Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A. from Dartmouth College.

 

William H. Walton

William H. Walton

Bill Walton joined the Board in 2015. Bill is co-founder and managing member of Rockpoint Group, LLC, a global real estate private equity firm which sponsors real estate investment funds capitalized by domestic and foreign institutional investors.  Mr. Walton is responsible for the overall operations and management of Rockpoint, as well as overseeing the origination, structuring and asset management of all of Rockpoint’s investment activities.

In the real estate industry, Mr. Walton serves on the boards of Boston Properties and Crow Holdings, and he is a former director of Corporate Office Properties Trust and the St. Joe Company. He also serves or has served as a Director or Trustee on the Boards of several non-profit organizations, with a particular interest in educational and policy entities, including the American Enterprise Institute, Communities in Schools, the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, the Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute, KIPP Schools Jacksonville, Mpala Wildlife Foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the University of Florida Investment Corporation, Princeton University and Princeton University Investment Company.

Mr. Walton received a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Margaret Wetherbee

Margaret Wetherbee

Margaret Wetherbee joined the Board in 2019. She practiced law in the commercial real estate department of Rogers Towers, P.A. from 1998-2008.  Mrs. Wetherbee’s practice focused on the representation of clients engaged in the acquisition, development, sale, and finance of commercial real estate projects.

Margaret is currently involved as a board member with several non-profit organizations in her hometown of Thomasville, Georgia.

Mrs. Wetherbee received a B.A. degree from Davidson College and a J.D. from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law.