Hospitality

MICHAEL BROWN

PRESIDENT & CEO, WYNDHAM DESTINATIONS, ORLANDO

Wyndham is the world’s largest timeshare developer. The Orlando-based business was established when Wyndham Worldwide split its hotel and timeshare divisions. It has about 900,000 owners. Brown says he was guided in his career by advice he received from a college professor, who said: “In your 20s, try everything, in your 30s, decide what you love, and in your 40s be the best at whatever you love.”

EDUCATION University of Virginia (BS)
SOMETHING SURPRISING My first job was digging clams in Fort Fisher Sound for 18 cents a clam.
PHILANTROPHic PASSION Give Kids the World
FAVORITE VACATION Any vacation with my family, but in particular our trip last year to Peru and Machu Picchu was extraordinary.
STAYING FIT After years of road running, including five marathons, it is time to diversify. I am now experimenting with more trail running.

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

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

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

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