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NAPLES, FL., — May 29, 2018 – Barron Collier Companies, a diversified investment company located in Naples, Florida, has named Jack Cecil as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Cecil replaces Barron Collier III who held the position since 2013.

“It’s been my privilege to serve as the chairman of one of Florida’s longest family run private companies,” comments Barry Collier. “Ensuring our grandfather’s legacy and the company’s positive impact in Southwest Florida carries on for all the families and their future generations has been a great inspiration for my time as chairman.”

“Barry Collier has led our board of directors imparting great vision and establishing a common purpose for Barron Collier Companies over the past 5 years,” states Blake Gable, CEO of Barron Collier Companies. “Jack Cecil has served as an independent member of our board of directors for the past five years and has provided invaluable insight during that time. We are glad to welcome him as the new chairman and look forward to his thoughtful, objective leadership in the years to come.”

“I am honored to lead the board of directors during this next phase,” states Jack Cecil. “Barron Collier Companies is rich with history and its impact can be seen in many industries. I hope to continue the good work Barry has put in place and feel that my experience will provide the business knowledge and strategic thinking that a family-run business requires.” Cecil has been President and CEO of Biltmore Farms, LLC since 1992. Established in 1897, Biltmore Farms has focused its efforts on community building, through developing an extensive portfolio of real estate projects including a regional shopping mall, a mixed-use urban village, master planned communities, corporate offices, hotels, apartments, medical office buildings and over 1,000 homes.

Barron Collier Companies is one of the largest diversified companies in Florida dedicated to the responsible development, management, and stewardship of numerous land holdings. Led by the Collier family, with roots tracing back one hundred years to Collier county founder Barron G. Collier, Barron Collier Companies pursues its vision for Southwest Florida with successful enterprises in several areas including agriculture, land development and mineral management. For more information, please visit or call 239-262-2600.