Royal Caribbean Chief Fain To Headline Jewish Federation Event

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RCCL’s Richard Fain.
 BOCA RATON, FL ( (Source: Jewish Federation) — Amid premium networking opportunities, business leaders and professionals will have the opportunity to hear from Richard D. Fain, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Fain, a leading entrepreneur in the travel industry, will share his valuable insights on Thursday evening, October 15, 2015, at the launch event for the 2015-2016 Industry Icon Series for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County’s Business & Professional Division (B&P).
Well over 100 local professionals attended each of the past three seasons’ widely acclaimed Industry Icon events and they’ll gather once again in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus at 9901 Donna Klein Blvd. in Boca Raton. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres (dietary laws observed) will be served and networking will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 6:30. The couvert for the event is $36 and registration is available online at For more information, contact Sonni Simon at or 561.852.3128.
Since 1988, Fain has been at the helm of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., a global cruise company that owns six brands and operates 46 ships, carrying over five million guests annually. Prior to joining the cruise line, Fain spent 13 years at Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corp., a London-based owner and operator of cargo ships.
A consummate professional as well as an active philanthropist, Fain has been honored by a variety of organizations for his contributions. He is the Vice Chair of the University of Miami, and serves on the board of the Posse Foundation and the Florida Council of 100. In 2000, Fain received the Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Community Service award and was named the 1999 Statesman of the Year by the Wharton School Club of South Florida. In 1998, he received the Humanitarian of the Year award from the American Red Cross of Greater Miami and the Keys and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Travel Weekly in 2010.
“We’re extremely proud to have Richard Fain speak at our Industry Icon Series and are excited for the opportunity to learn from such an impressive leader,” said Becky Lightman, B&P Industry Icon Series Co-chair. “His industry insights, entrepreneurial expertise and professional advice will be of high interest and great value to all attendees across B&P members’ broad range of industries and professions. This Icon Event continues to exemplify the premier quality of speakers in the B&P Division’s fourth season.”
“In just three years, the B&P Division, co-chaired by Kathy Green and Eric Lebersfeld, has become the ideal place for optimal learning and networking with business professionals and entrepreneurs from Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach,” added Co-chair Ken Lebersfeld. “We’re making meaningful professional and personal connections through high-level networking opportunities, informative programs with industry experts and philanthropic activities that are truly good for business as well as our community.”
The Industry Icon Series will continue on December 16, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. with Michael Leven, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Georgia Aquarium.
The Boca Raton Observer is the exclusive B&P Industry Icon Event Series magazine sponsor. E-Council, Greenberg Traurig and HJ Sims are the generous sponsors of this Icon Event, and Commercial Printers is the Federation’s in-kind printing sponsor.


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