Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Francis S. “Bo” Godbold

Title: Investment Banker, Security Firm Executive

Company: Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Location: Tierra Verde, Florida, United States




  • 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 Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Tech Alumni Association (trustee, 2002-2005)
  • Georgia Tech Foundation, Inc. (2003) (executive committee, 2007) (investments committee, 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)
  • Harvard University
  • Lakewood High School Parent Action Committee (member, 1984-1990) (president, trustee, 1987-1988)
  • Leadership St. Petersburg (1974-present)
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Preparatory Academy (board of directors, 1999-2007)
  • Saint Petersburg Country Club
  • Securities Industry Association, member (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)
  • Tampa Bay Area Regional Development Council (member, 1995)
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • United States Army (captain, 1965-1967)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022, 2020)
  • Inductee, Georgia Tech Engineering Hall of Fame (2020)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Founder, Sunshine Opportunity Scholarships (2019)
  • Recipient, Joseph Mayo Pettit Distinguished Service Award, Georgia Tech Alumni Association (2016)
  • 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)
  • Creator, Godbold Family Scholarships at Georgia Tech (2000)
  • Recipient, Georgia Technical Industrial and Systems Engineering Alumni Award (1997)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in Finance and Industry,” Marquis Who’s Who (1992-2003, 1989-1990, 1985-1986)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, “Marquis Who’s Who (1991-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1990-2014)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1988)
  • Recipient, Real Estate Investment Performance Award, Raymond James Financial (1981)
  • 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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