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Jeffrey C. Keil is currently serving as President and Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company and has served as a Director of the Company since 2011. Mr. Keil is a private investor who previously served as President and a director of Republic New York Corporation and Vice Chairman of Republic National Bank of New York from 1984 to 1996. Mr. Keil has served as a director of Leucadia National Corporation since 2004, as Chairman of the Board of Knight Vinke Asset Management since 2007, and as director of BlackRock Institutional Trust Company since 2010. Mr. Keil was formerly a director of Presidential Life Insurance Company and Anthracite Capital, Inc., a specialty real estate finance company.
Marek Bakun is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for The St. Joe Company. With more than 18 years of financial experience, including serving as the Chief Financial Officer for national and international homebuilding companies, Mr. Bakun's experience includes financial reporting and compliance, cost and capital management, consolidations and acquisitions, value generation as well as operational efficiency. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting from the University of Central Florida. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a licensed general contractor and real estate broker.
He most recently served as CFO and Treasurer for Orleans Homebuilders, Inc., in Bensalem, Penn., and prior to that, was CFO and Treasurer for Mattamy Homes Corporation with responsibility for financial controls in its five U.S. markets. Mr. Bakun also served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Morrison Homes, and when the company merged with Taylor Woodrow in 2007, he managed the financial integration of the two multi-billion dollar companies.
Patrick Bienvenue is Executive Vice President of The St. Joe Company and assumed these responsibilities in August 2011. Mr. Bienvenue served at Leucadia National Corporation for the prior 15 years as President of Leucadia Financial Corporation and subsequently Leucadia Development Corporation. Prior to his responsibilities at Leucadia, Mr. Bienvenue was President of Torwest Inc., a holding company which owns the Windsor development in Vero Beach, Florida. Earlier in his career Mr. Bienvenue was an executive with Canadian Pacific Limited’s Marathon Realty Company Limited in Toronto, and the Trizec Corporation in Montreal, Stamford, CT, and New York.
Mr. Bienvenue is a Director of the Carlsbad, CA based HomeFed Corporation and a Director of Maine Media Workshops and College, in Rockport, Maine.
Ken Borick serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Borick leads a team that is responsible for all of the Company's legal affairs. Mr. Borick has over twenty years of legal experience which began with the private practice of law in South Carolina. Mr. Borick then spent seven years with The Walt Disney Company prior to joining St. Joe in 2000. Mr. Borick graduated cum laude from the Wake Forest University School of Law and has an undergraduate business degree from Clemson University.
Rhea Goff is the Chief Administrative Officer and a Vice President for The St. Joe Company.
Rhea began working with St. Joe in 2003 as an HR Assistant at WaterColor Inn & Resort focusing on human resources for St. Joe's resort and club operations in Walton and Bay Counties. In 2005, Rhea's role expanded to a corporate position managing human resources for the Northwest Florida region, and later, company-wide. Rhea is now responsible for oversight of all HR operations throughout the company. She also oversees a variety of St. Joe corporate-related matters.
Rhea earned her Bachelors Degree from Florida State University in 2001. Rhea also serves on the St. Joe Community Foundation Board.
Jorge Gonzalez, Senior Vice President, Development of The St. Joe Company, has been with the company since 2002. His major areas of responsibility are in entitlements, land use, environmental, regulatory and public affairs. Immediately prior to joining St. Joe, Mr. Gonzalez was a consultant in private practice.Mr. Gonzalez holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Florida State University. He is member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on various community boards and organizations including the FSU Panama City Campus Development Board and the Board of the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce.
David Harrelson is Senior Vice President of the St. Joe Timberland Company. Mr. Harrelson is responsible for the timber resources and land management on non-entitled property, which encompasses about 185,000 acres. Mr. Harrelson joined The St. Joe Company's timber division in 1976 as a entry-level forester and has consistently worked through the ranks of the forestry division to management in 1999 and then Senior Vice President in 2012.
Mr. Harrelson graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Forest Management. He received an MBA from Florida State University in 2005. Mr. Harrelson serves as a board member on the Florida Forestry Association, the Forest Resources Association, is the Chair of the Tupelo Soil and Water Conservation District, Chair of the Environmental Committee for the Florida Forestry Association and a member of the Public Relations Committee for the Forest Resources Association. Since 1985 Mr. Harrelson has been a registered Forester with the State of Alabama.
Patrick Murphy is the Senior Vice President of Operations for The St. Joe Company. He oversees Resort, Marina, Club and Lease Operations for the company. Mr. Murphy brings to the company extensive experience in the management and operations of large, luxury resort properties. This marks his second tenure with The St. Joe Company since he previously worked for the St. Joe-owned WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., which was managed by The St. Joe Company at the time of his arrival. Mr. Murphy was at the WaterColor Inn & Resort since 2006 and most recently served as the resort’s General Manager. During his career, Mr. Murphy has held management positions at various Five Diamond and Five Star Resorts in the southeast. Mr. Murphy received his Bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga.
Gail Roper is the Chief Information Officer and a Vice President for The St Joe Company.
Gail has served as Chief Information Officer for the City of Raleigh, Kansas City, Missouri and Austin Texas. Gail provides technology direction for The St Joe Company and works to enhance the use of technology for the various lines of business. With over 30 years experience in the technology industry in the public and private sectors, she has participated in national and international speaking engagements and conferences on technology strategy and innovative solutions for the government sector.
Gail is also a National Certified Chief Information Officer (NCCIO), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and earned her Bachelor’s and Graduate Degree from Rockhurst University.
As Senior Vice President of Finance & Investments, Brian brings over 20 years of financial management and accounting experience with over 10 of those years in real estate development. Since his tenure at St. Joe began 10 years ago, Brian's responsibilities have included performing financial analysis, budgeting, financial planning, modeling and accounting. Prior to joining The St. Joe Company, Brian worked in public accounting performing both audit and tax work for various real estate clients.
Mr. Salter currently focuses on capital strategy for large scale initiatives, evaluation of new opportunities and portfolio management which includes the creation and implementation of the strategies, policies and procedures that maximize return on investment while minimizing risk.
Brian is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BBA in Accounting from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida. Brian serves on The St. Joe Company's Investment Committee and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Accountants.