DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Oct. 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. (NYSE American: CTO) (the “Company”) today announced the appointment of George R. Brokaw and R. Blakeslee “Blake” Gable to the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”), such appointment to be effective as of October 22, 2018.

Mr. Brokaw is a Managing Partner of the investment firm Trafelet Brokaw & Co., LLC.  Prior to forming Trafelet Brokaw & Co., Mr. Brokaw served as Managing Director of the Highbridge Growth Equity Fund at Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC.  Mr. Brokaw’s prior experience also includes roles as Managing Director and Head of Private Equity at Perry Capital, L.L.C. and Managing Director (M&A) at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC.  Mr. Brokaw currently serves on the board of directors of Alico, Inc. (NYSE: ALCO), DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) and Modern Media Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: MMDM).  Mr. Brokaw will serve on the Board’s audit and compensation committees. 

Mr. Gable is the Chief Executive Officer of Barron Collier Companies (the “Collier Companies”), a fourth-generation private investment, agriculture, and land development company based in Naples, Florida.  Mr. Gable began his career with the Collier Companies in 1999, serving various leadership roles including project manager during the establishment of the Ave Maria, Florida community and as vice president of mineral management and real estate.  The assets of the Collier Companies include approximately 1.3 million square feet of commercial properties, approximately 85,000 acres of private land holdings, and one of South Florida’s largest citrus operations.  Prior to joining the Collier Companies, Mr. Gable served as the legislative director for United States Representative Ed Pastor of Arizona.  Mr. Gable will serve on the Board’s audit and governance committees.

Laura M. Franklin, Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome George and Blake to the Board, and we feel fortunate to have directors with their background and experience.” Ms. Franklin continued, “Their knowledge and experience align exceptionally well with the criteria established by the Board, and the needs of the Company at this point in the execution of our strategic business plan.”

The Company also announced that William L. Olivari, and Thomas P. Warlow, who have served on the Board since 2008 and 2010, respectively, will be retiring from the Board at the end of their current one-year term, and thus will not stand for re-election at the Company’s 2019 annual meeting of shareholders (the “2019 Annual Meeting”), as required by the Company’s bylaws. 

Laura M. Franklin, Chairman of the Board, stated, “We are grateful to Bill and Tom for their many years of dedicated and outstanding service to the Company and its shareholders.”  Ms. Franklin continued, “Their knowledge and experience have been invaluable to the Company and contributed greatly to the achievements of the Company during their tenure.  We wish Bill and Tom all the very best in their future endeavors.”

As a result of the noted appointments of Messrs. Brokaw and Gable, the size of the Company’s Board will temporarily expand to nine members.  The Company currently anticipates reducing the size of the Board back to seven members as of the completion of the election of directors in connection with the 2019 Annual Meeting.

About Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.
Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co. is a Florida-based publicly traded real estate company, which owns approximately 2.3 million square feet of income properties in diversified markets in the United States, as well as nearly 5,500 acres of land in the Daytona Beach area. Visit our website at

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