Jeffrey A. Stoops
Why I Support the Community Foundation
Mr. Stoops has been CEO of SBA Communications Corporation since January 2002. He joined the company in March 1997 and served in several leadership positions before being named CEO. SBA owns and operates almost 40,000 wireless communications sites in 16 countries around the globe, and employs approximately 1,800 people. SBA is one of Florida’s largest public companies by market capitalization and a member of the S&P 500.
In recognition of SBA’s success, Stoops has been the recipient of multiple awards, including Florida Atlantic University’s Business Leader of the Year, the South Florida Business Journal’s CEO of the Year, and the Sun Sentinel’s Excalibur Award. In recognition of his business and philanthropic achievements, Stoops was named to the Florida 500, Florida Trend’s annual list of Florida’s 500 most influential businesspeople, from 2018-2022.
Mr. Stoops was previously an associate, and then partner, at the Florida-based law firm Gunster for 13 years in the West Palm Beach office, practicing in the areas of corporate, securities, and mergers & acquisitions.
Mr. Stoops currently serves as a board member of the Wireless Infrastructure Association, The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (where he served as a prior Chair of the Board of Directors), Children’s Healthcare Charity, Inc. (the governing body of the Honda Classic), Seminole Boosters, Inc., and is a member of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. He is also a former Chair of the Board of Directors of Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton.
Mr. Stoops received his bachelor’s and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University (FSU).
- Jeff met Aggie, his wife of almost 40 years, at FSU and has called Palm Beach County home since 1984
- They have four children – Lauren, Andrew, Tim and Dan (twins) — and six grandchildren
- In 2013, the couple formed the Stoops Family Foundation to support a variety of local, regional and state causes, with an emphasis on education, healthcare, social services, children-in-need and cultural causes, including the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, HomeSafe, Quantum House, the Hanley Foundation, the Kravis Center, Els for Autism Foundation, Place of Hope, Boca Raton Regional Hospital and The Lord’s Place, among others.
- Their Foundation also supports several endeavors at FSU, including the Agnes F. Stoops Professorship and the Center for the Study and Promotion of Communities, Families, and Children at the College of Social Work, and the Jeffrey A. Stoops Professorship, Stoops Scholarships, and Stoops Center for Law and Business at the College of Law, and the Seminole Boosters
- Since it was formed, the Stoops Family Foundation has awarded in excess of $20 million to numerous nonprofit organizations