JOHN D. BAKER II
CEO, FRP HOLDINGS, JACKSONVILLE
Baker says he began his career as a lawyer “and quickly became a businessperson.” In 1974, Florida Rock Industries, founded by the Baker family, had a market cap of less than $10 million. In 2007, Vulcan Materials bought it for $4.5 billion. FRP Holdings, formed as a spinoff of the transportation and real estate segments of Florida Rock, develops apartments and warehouses — primarily in the Washington, D.C., market — and collects royalties from aggregate quarries. Baker, who has been CEO of FRP Holdings since 2017, founded Tiger Academy and Kipp Jacksonville, charter schools for minority children in northwest Jacksonville.
|EDUCATION||Princeton University (BA), University of Florida (JD)|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Florida will be without aggregates in 20 years. The stone needed in concrete and asphalt will have to be imported at much higher costs.|
|ALTERNATE CAREER?||Selling something|
|RESOLUTION KEPT||That I was going to improve minority education someday|
|FAVORITE PART OF LEADERSHIP||Dreaming about the future with our CFO (my son)|