Hospitality

CAROL DOVER

PRESIDENT & CEO, FLORIDA RESTAURANT AND LODGING ASSOCIATION, TALLAHASSEE

Dover has headed the 75-employee trade association for 26 years. It represents a $112-billion hospitality industry in Florida and more than 1.6 million employees. “When I first came to the association,” Dover says, “it was the Florida Restaurant Association. We merged with the Florida Hotel and Motel Association in 2005 to become FRLA.” She was deputy chief of staff for Gov. Bob Martinez and headed the state Bureau of Fire Prevention.

EDUCATION Florida State University (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING I’m a true farm girl at heart. I love running our horse farm and playing an active role every day in its successful operation.
Sabbatical Topic I would train full time to enhance my skills as an equestrian and work to achieve my USDF (United States Dressage Federation) silver medal.
READING Wisdom for Each Day, by Billy Graham

George Aguel

Visit Orlando

Michael Brown

Travel + Leisure Co.

Blake Casper

Caspers CO

Allison Casper

Caspers CO

ED CHILES

CHILES GROUP

Frank J. Del Rio

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Arnold Donald

Carnival

Carol Dover

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Robert Earl

Planet Hollywood

Richard Fain

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Michelle Fee

Cruise Planners

Maryann Ferenc

Mise en Place Hospitality Group

Don Fox

Firehouse of America

David Grutman

Groot Hospitality

Randy Hassen

McKibbon Hospitality

David Hoffmann

Hoffmann Family of Companies

Gene Lee

Darden Restaurants

Kim Lopdrup

Red Lobster Seafood

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Celebrity Cruises

Julian MacQueen

INNISFREE HOTELS

Tom McAlpin

Virgin Voyages

Richard Millard

Trust Hospitality

Alice Norsworthy

Universal Parks & Resorts

Marcellus Osceola Jr.

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Lou Plasencia

Plasencia Group

Mary Rogers

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Daniel Schwartz

Restaurant Brands International

Jeff Vahle

Disney World Resort

Marcel Verbaas

Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Michael Walsh

Ocean Properties Hotels

STEPHEN P. WEISZ

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Tom Williams

Universal Parks & Resorts