Cruise Planners is a network of home-based travel agents, with over 130 headquarters employees providing support to more than 2,500 franchise owners in all 50 states. Fee was one of the founders. “In the early ’90s, when the internet began, I saw that travel was changing and knew that I, too, must evolve. So in 1994 we launched Cruise Planners. Our first class had five agents attend.”

EDUCATION St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale
SOMETHING SURPRISING I’m very competitive and was a high school state runner-up in track.
FLORIDA ISSUE I hope our community will join together and commit to keeping our beaches and coastlines plastic-free.
STAYING FIT Part of being healthy is a healthy mind, so slow down and take in all your surroundings. I eat and drink in moderation. If I’m in a major city, I try to walk as much as possible.

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