Peter Rummell — JC Nichols Prize Jury

Jury Chairman
Education: B.A. (English) University of North Carolina; M.B.A.Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1971)

Chairman and CEO, The St. Joe Company, Jacksonville, Florida (since 1997) Rummell began his real estate career with the Sea Pines Company in 1971, where he was involved in the development of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and Amelia Island, Florida. In 1977, he moved to the Arvida Corporation, where he served as general manager of the Sawgrass development in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He joined the Rockefeller Center Management Corporation in New York in 1983, leaving in 1985 to become president of Disney Development Company. During his 12 years at Disney, he helped manage the company’s theme park and resort development, including Walt Disney World in Orlando, and was a driving force behind the 20,000-person planned community of Celebration, Florida. At St. Joe, Rummell heads a publicly-traded company that is by far Florida’s largest holder of private lands, with over 1 million acres and 5.5 million square feet of office and industrial space. He is positioning the company to become the largest integrated real estate development and services firm in Florida. He is a governor for the Urban Land Institute Foundation and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute.

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