Hospitality

RICHARD FAIN

CEO, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES, MIAMI

Fain has been at the helm of the S&P 500 company for more than 30 years. He joined Royal Caribbean in 1988 after earning a master’s degree from Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

His commitment to ethical leadership has earned him awards from around the world. Fain was on Barron’s list of the World’s 30 Best CEOs in 2018 and 2019 for financial growth and creating shareholder value.

Fain’s passion for innovation has led to on-board attractions like skydiving, surfing simulators, ice-skating rinks, bumper cars and climbing walls, in addition to multiple ship design innovations.

Fain received the Federal Maritime Commission’s Earth Day Award in 2014 and membership in the South Florida Business Hall of Fame in 2004.

The French government honored Fain as a chevalier de la legion d’honneur, and the Finnish government named him a commander, first class, of the Order of the Lion.

A board member for the University of Miami, Fain is also a member of the Posse Foundation board and the World Travel and Tourism Council’s executive committee.

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