Robert J. Underbrink
President/CEO, King Ranch, Inc.
Robert J. Underbrink is President/CEO of King Ranch, Inc. King Ranch is a seventh generation family-owned agribusiness operation organized into nine distinct business segments: Ranching/Wildlife, South Texas Farming, Texas Turfgrass, Pecans, Citrus, Florida Farming, Retail, Minerals and Corporate. Its total land holdings consist of approximately 910,824 acres covering operations in Texas, Florida, New Mexico and South Carolina. The main ranch in South Texas today is 825,000 acres - slightly larger than the State of Rhode Island.
Robert graduated in 1983 from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where he received a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. He was hired by King Ranch Inc. in 1984 as a management trainee and traveled to various operations in the United States and throughout South America and Australia. In 1987, he assumed responsibility as General Manager of Florida operations. As part of an expansion of the Florida operations, King Ranch, Inc. acquired citrus groves in 1994. The Board of Directors of King Ranch, Inc. appointed Mr. Underbrink as Vice President of Farming Operations in June 1998. He was then appointed as Senior Vice President in March 2008 and was appointed as President/CEO, as well as a Director, in June 2010. He also currently serves as a Director of Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership, the nation's largest citrus grower, where he previously served as President and CEO from 1999 to 2005. Consolidated Citrus Limited Partnership is owned and managed by King Ranch, Inc.