Gearing Up For Games This Year In 2014 And Beyond Super Bowl Committee Vet Barreto Ready For Some Football
Written by Miami Today on February 4, 2010
Rodney Barreto is no stranger to the Super Bowl spotlight, having served on the host committee five times, twice as chair. This year, he leads the committee at a crossroads as National Football League brass has said the aging stadium, recently renamed Sun Life, could use improvements to attract future games.
Mr. Barreto has appointed a subcommittee led by former Dolphin great Dick Anderson to see what it will take to bring the big game here in 2014.
This year also presented new opportunities, with the Pro Bowl returning after a decades-long hiatus.
"From a business perspective, every major city in America today wished they had a Pro Bowl and Super Bowl in their books come the first week of February 2010," he says.
In addition to his football duties, Mr. Barreto is very active in both the private and public sector. He is a founding partner of strategy management firm Floridian Partners, he established Floridian Petroleum Developers in 2007 and sits on the board of US Century Bank. In the community, he sits on the Baptist Hospital Health Foundation board.
"I’m a big believer in that we should give back," he says.
Mr. Barreto spoke last week at his Coral Gables office about the Super Bowl, wildlife conservation and the future of Sun Life Stadium with Miami Today reporter Scott E. Pacheco. To read this profile article in its entirety, subscribe to Miami Today’s E-paper. With the E-paper you will be able to read the entire contents of Miami Today online exactly as it appears in print. Or order this issue, to receive a regular printed copy of this week’s Miami Today. You may also subscribe to the printed edition of Miami Today to receive the newspaper every week by mail.