Robert Byrd represents members in the Allanton area, bounded on the north by the township line dividing Township 2 South and Township 3 South, on the east by the Bay County line, on the south by the Gulf of Mexico, and on the west by the centerline of North Bay.
Byrd began serving on GCEC’s Board of Trustees in 2005. He attended Gulf Coast Community College. He is retired and is a member of the Callaway Masonic Lodge No. 369, Shaddai Shrine Temple, and AmVets. In 2005, Byrd earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director certification. In September 2020, he obtained the Director Gold Credential.
Byrd has served on the Florida Electric Cooperative Association’s board, where he was a member of the legislative and public affairs committee.
Byrd and his wife, Sylvia, have four children and five grandchildren. He is Methodist by faith.