CEO, HOFFMANN FAMILY OF COMPANIES, NAPLES
Hoffman brought his organization to Florida a little over four years ago. It has since purchased 31 buildings in Naples and 25 operating companies, including the Hertz Arena and the professional hockey team, the Florida Everblades. It also owns Naples Transportation & Tours (trolleys, buses and limos) and the Naples Princess, a boat offering sightseeing and dinner cruises. “We employ over 2,000 people in Naples (we only had four employees 3½ years ago) and have a wide range of businesses from manufacturing to hospitality. It is our goal to make Naples a sophisticated playground for adults,” he says.
|EDUCATION||Missouri State University (BS)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||I married my high school sweetheart and have been married 47 years. We have three children and 10 grandchildren.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||Water, i.e. red tide|