Hospitality

MARCELLUS OSCEOLA JR.

CHAIRMAN, SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA TRIBAL COUNCIL, HOLLYWOOD

The Seminole Tribe, one of the most prosperous Native American tribes, owns Hard Rock International, which has 185 cafes, 27 hotels and 12 casinos. Osceola, a longtime tribal leader, is the grandson of Bill Osceola, the tribe’s first chairman, who was leader from 1957 to 1967. The tribe received federal status as the Seminole Tribe of Florida in 1957.

Osceola ran for a seat on the tribe’s board for the first time in 2003. After three attempts, he was elected to the board, which handles non-gaming tribal business, in 2009. He was elected chairman the first time in a 2016 special election, after then-Chairman James Billie was ousted. Before his election to chairman, Osceola was an entrepreneur who ran several companies, including a limousine company, a lawn service company and a seafood company.

He was elected to a second term in 2019 as chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Council. “Creating fiscal responsibility and accountability are the cornerstone of my administration,” Osceola said in a 2017 interview with the Seminole Tribune.

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