Living Legends

RICHARD KESSLER

CHAIRMAN & CEO, KESSLER COLLECTION, ORLANDO

The Kessler Collection includes nine luxury hotels with three more in the works. They are in St. Augustine; Orlando; Asheville, N.C.; Beaver Creek, Colo; Savannah, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; and Mountain Brook, Ala. All are members of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.

Kessler got his start with a traditional hotel chain. He was the right hand of real estate developer Cecil Day when he founded Days Inn of America in 1970. Six years later at 29, Kessler was president and CEO of Days Inn.

After Days Inn sold in 1984, Kessler introduced his Kessler Enterprise, a boutique hotel company that defied the duplication of hotel chains by making each property as unique as the collectible artwork it houses.

James Andrews

Andrews Institute

Adrienne Arsht

Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation

C. David Brown II

Broad and Cassel

Jeb Bush

Foundation for Excellence in Education

Betty Castor

Former USF President

Paul J. DiMare

DiMare Fresh

Matt Drudge

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Andres Duany

DPZ Partners

Peter M. Dunbar

Dean Mead

Edward Easton

Easton Group

Gloria Estefan

Estefan Enterprises

Emilio Estefan

Estefan Enterprises

Charles Fabrikant

SEACOR Holding

T. Willard Fair

URBAN LEAGUE OF GREATER MIAMI

Richard Gonzmart

Columbia Restaurant Group

F. PHILIP HANDY

Winter Park Capital

Adolfo Henriques

Related Group

Paul Hsu

HSU Educational Foundation

Marian Johnson

Florida Chamber Political Institute

Richard Kessler

Kessler Collection

Bill Koch

Oxbow Carbon

Paul Leone

Breakers Palm Beach

Mel Martinez

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Madeline Mellinger

Glades Crop Care

Carlos Migoya

Jackson Health System

Greg Norman

Greg Norman Co.

Win Phillips

University of Florida

Jim Pugh

Epoch Properties

Peggy Quince

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT

Lee Sandler

Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg

Lee Brian Schrager

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Liz Smith

Bloomin' Brands

Eugene E. Stearns

Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson

Quint Studer

Studer Family of Companies

Norman Van Aken

Chef, Author & Teacher

Sylvia Walbolt

Carlton Fields

Wendy Walker

LEADERSHIP FLORIDA

Yann Weymouth

Yann Weymouth

ZACHARIAH P. ZACHARIAH

Fort Lauderdale Heart Institute

Jordan Zimmerman

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