Herbie Wiles attended Ketterlinus High School and served in the Navy during World War II.
After graduating Florida State University in 1952 with a BA in business, he joined his father as a State Farm insurance agent. In 1961 he founded Herbie Wiles Insurance and, though currently “retired,” he still maintains an office there today.
His commitment to his native city is reflected in his record of public service. Mr. Wiles was president of the St. Augustine/St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce in 1965, served three terms on the St. Johns County Board of Commissioners, president of the St. Augustine Historical Society, on the board of trustees at Flagler Hospital and its advisory board, was president of the St. Augustine Kiwanis Club, Betty Griffin House, the Presidents council of Flagler College and treasurer of the Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Wiles served as the first chairman of the Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council. His contributions to local civic matters have been recognized by a lifetime service award for longstanding commitment and concern for good government and for service to fellow citizens.