Founders

 George Barley, 1934-1995 

George Barley 2Mr. Barley died in a tragic small plane crash shortly after founding the Everglades Foundation in 1995 with his dear friend and co-founder Paul Tudor Jones II. Mr. Barley, a 7th generation Floridian, was born in Jacksonville in 1934. He graduated from Harvard University in 1956. He was president of George Barley, Inc., a real estate firm.  Over the years, Mr. Barley became deeply concerned about the environment and particularly the need to restore and protect America’s Everglades. Mr. Barley served on numerous environmental boards and commissions and led the battle to make polluters pay for removing their pollution from America’s Everglades. After his death, his wife Mary Barley continued his legacy by helping to make the Everglades Foundation a leader in Everglades restoration.

Paul Tudor Jones II

11-Paul Tudor JonesPaul Tudor Jones II is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Tudor Group of companies. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. In 1983, Jones formed Tudor Investment Corporation as the Tudor Group’s primary asset management affiliate.  He commits a substantial amount of his personal time to philanthropic and natural resource conservation efforts. Jones is founder and a director of the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization dedicated to the singular mission of ending poverty in New York City.  Jones is a resident of Greenwich, Connecticut and has a home in Islamorada, Florida.