Robert J. Banks, CCIM

Founder and Chairman

Prior to founding The Seminole Companies (Seminole) in December 2008, Bob was the CEO and majority owner of The Midland Companies (Midland) which was sold to a public company in 1999. He was with Midland since 1973 and remained employed by the purchaser as vice chairman until he retired in December 2003. Bob is a licensed real estate broker in Florida and Michigan and holds the CCIM designation awarded by the National Realtors Association in Chicago. He is an emeritus member of the Board of Visitors at the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University, and Director/Member for the Penn State Institute for Real Estate Studies. He is the past general chairman of Copperhead Charities, Inc., a Tampa Bay charity that acts as the host organization for PGA Tour Golf Tournament, then known as the Transitions Championship. Bob is a graduate of the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps for four years.