Francis S. “Bo” Godbold

Title: Vice Chairman
Company: Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Location:  Tierra Verde, Florida, United States


  • Academy Prep of Saint Petersburg, FL (board of directors, 1999-2007)
  • Alpha Pi Mu
  • Banner Elk Heritage Foundation
  • Bay Vista Parent Action Committee (1979-1980)
  • Baypoint Middle School Parent Action Committee (president, 1982-1983)
  • Boy Scouts of America (Scoutmaster, 1966-1967)
  • Diamond Creek Golf Club
  • Elk River Club (finance committee)
  • Elk River Properties Owners Association (chairman finance committee, 2003-2004) (president 2004-2006)
  • Georgia Technical Alumni Association (trustee, 2002-2005)
  • Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. (2003) (executive committee, 2007-2009) (investments committee chairman, 2007-2009)
  • Georgia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE)
  • Harvard Business School Club (treasurer, 1984)
  • Harvard Club of the West Coast of Florida (president, 1973-1974) (secretary, treasurer 1971-1972) (vice president, 1972-1973)
  • Lakewood High School Parent Action Committee (member) (president, 1987-1988)
  • Leadership St. Pete (member, 1974-Present)
  • New York Stock Exchange (regional firms advisory committee, 1990-1992)
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Ramblin’ Reck Club
  • Raymond James Bank, Inc. (director, 1994-Present)
  • Raymond James Financial, Inc. (director 1977-Present)
  • Securities Industry Association, member (southern district chairman, 1987) (chairman, regional firms committee, 1998) (executive committee, 1988-1996) (national director, 1995-1997) (nominating committee, 1997)(regional firms committee, 1995-1999) (tax policy committee, 1995-1997) (treasurer, 1986) (vice chairman, southern district, 1980)
  • Saint Petersburg Country Club
  • Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships (founder)
  • Tampa Bay Area Regional Development Council (member, 1995)
  • Tau Beta Pi


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2021, 2020)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021, 2020)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Graduate Award, Florence County Schools (2021)
  • Inductee, Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, “Marquis Who’s Who (1993-2016)
  • Recipient, Joseph Mayo Pettit Distinguished Service Award, Georgia Tech Alumni Association (2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1990-2014)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Corporate America,” Marquis Who’s Who (2011)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Business,” Marquis Who’s Who (2004-2010)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (1985-2002)
  • Inductee, Georgia Tech Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni (1997)
  • Recipient, Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Award (1997)
  • Recipient, Real Estate Investment Performance Award, Raymond James Financial (1981)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1988)
  • Honoree, Raymond James Man of the Year Award (1978)
  • Recipient, Raymond James Image Maker Award (1972)
  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1956)

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