Board of Directors
Mr. Alvarez is the Senior Chairman of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a position he has held since February 2016. He previously served as the law firm’s Executive Chairman and Co-Chairman from January 2010 to January 2016 and as the firm’s Chief Executive Officer from 1997 until his election as Executive Chairman in 2010. During his combined 15-year tenure as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman, Mr. Alvarez led the firm to become one of the top ten law firms in the United States by leading its growth from 325 lawyers in 8 offices to approximately 1,850 attorneys in more than 36 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Mr. Alvarez currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the board of directors of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE), where he has served since June 2017 and previously served as a director from May 1997 to May 2015. In addition, he serves on the board of directors for the Intrexon Corporation, now known as Precigen, Inc. (NASDAQ), where he has served since February 2008. Previously, Mr. Alvarez served on the board of directors of the Fairholme Funds, Inc. (“Fairholme Funds”), a family of publicly-traded focused investment funds until his retirement in February 2020 and Fairholme Trust Company, where he served from February 2015 until the Trust closed in September 2019. Mr. Alvarez also served on the board of directors of Sears Holdings Corporation from December 2013 through March 2017.
Mr. Berkowitz is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Fairholme Capital Management, L.L.C. (“Fairholme Capital”), a registered investment advisor registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), which he established in 1997, President and a Director of Fairholme Funds since 1999, and is also Manager of, and controls entities that own and control Fairholme Holdings, LLC (“Fairholme Holdings”), which wholly owns Fairholme Capital. Mr. Berkowitz served as a director of Sears Holdings Corporation from February 2016 through October 2017.
Mr. Frank is currently a Senior Advisor to the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Costa Group, Europe’s largest cruise company, a position he has held since December 2017. From January 1998 until December 2012, Mr. Frank served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Carnival Corporation & plc (“Carnival”) (NYSE), the largest cruise vacation group in the world. Mr. Frank is a past Chairman and current member of the Board of Trustees for the New World Symphony. In addition, he serves on the board of Venezia Investimenti, Srl and Venezia Terminal Passeggeri SpA in Venice, Italy, where he has served since 2016. Previously, Mr. Frank served on the board of directors of the Fairholme Funds, a family of publicly- traded focused investment funds until his retirement in February 2020.
Member since 2015
Mr. Gonzalez joined us in 2002 and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2015. During his time with the Company, Mr. Gonzalez has served in roles of increasing responsibility, including as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Development from March 2015 to November 2015. Mr. Gonzalez has three decades of continuous experience in various planning and real estate related roles. Mr. Gonzalez serves or has served on various community boards and organizations, including as the Chairman of the Bay County Economic Development Alliance, the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center Board of Directors, the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Enterprise Florida, The Florida State University’s Board of Trustees, and the Board of Trustees of The St. Joe Community Foundation. Mr. Gonzalez has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University.
Mr. Murphy is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coastal Construction Group (“Coastal”). Prior to the formation of Coastal, Mr. Murphy became the youngest contractor in state history, earning his contractor’s license at age 19 while attending the University of Miami. He left school to renovate the fraternity house in which he was living and has been in the construction and development business ever since. Today, Coastal is one of the leading general contractors in Florida with more than $5.0 billion in active commercial and residential projects throughout the state. From 2008 until 2018, Mr. Murphy served on the board of directors of Interval Leisure Group, a publicly-traded hospitality company which was acquired by Marriott Vacations Worldwide. Mr. Murphy is also an honorary board member of Baptist Health Systems of South Florida. In addition, Mr. Murphy is a member of the Construction Industry Round Table, the National Association of Home Builders and the Florida Home Builders Association.