Privately held Red Lobster is the world’s largest seafood restaurant company, with more than 700 restaurants around the world and approximately 55,000 employees. Last year, Forbes magazine named Red Lobster to its list of America’s Most Reputable Companies and its list of America’s Best Large Employers. Lopdrup is co-chair of Project Opioid, which is working to address the opioid crisis in Central Florida and beyond.

EDUCATION College of William and Mary (BBA),
Harvard Business School (MBA)
FLORIDA ISSUE We have many outstanding health care providers in Florida, but 20% of Floridians ages 18 to 64 do not have health insurance. This is primarily because of high costs. One of my pet projects is to create an affordable alternative for all the people who currently do not have health insurance.
FAVORITE VACATION My two favorite vacations were both cruises to the Greek islands. Both were on smaller ships. The food, scenery and history are amazing.

George Aguel

Visit Orlando

Jim Allen

Hard Rock International

Michael Brown

Wyndham Destinations

Blake Casper

Caspers CO

Allison Casper

Caspers CO

Frank J. Del Rio

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Arnold Donald


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

Gene Lee

Darden Restaurants

Kim Lopdrup

Red Lobster Seafood

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Celebrity Cruises

Julian MacQueen


Tom McAlpin

Virgin Voyages

Richard Millard

Trust Hospitality

Alice Norsworthy

Universal Parks & Resorts

Marcellus Osceola Jr.

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Lou Plasencia

Plasencia Group

Gene Prescott

Seaway Hotels

Mary Rogers

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Stephen Sawitz

Joe's Stone Crab

Daniel Schwartz

Restaurant Brands International

Jeff Vahle

Disney World Resort

Marcel Verbaas

Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Michael Walsh

Ocean Properties Hotels

Steve Weisz

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Tom Williams

Universal Parks & Resorts