Episode # 419
CEO, The Georgia Aquarium
For more than 42 years, he made his mark in hotels and hospitality. First at Days Inns, where he built the company into a worldwide brand; then Holiday Inn, where he launched Holiday Inn Express, and then in 1995, he created Hawthorn Suites and Microtel. After selling that company and serving as vice chairman of the Marcus Institute in Atlanta, he was elected CEO of the Georgia Aquarium in September.
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