Mr. Philip Levine / The Mayor of Miami Beach
Philip Levine, the Mayor of Miami Beach, is a lifelong entrepreneur. He is the president and CEO of Royal Media Partners, the exclusive onboard media partner of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. He founded the company in 2011, returning to the cruise industry where he got his start.
In 1990, with only $500 capital, Levine developed a cruise ship-based port marketing program and founded Onboard Media. His startup expanded into a leading media company for the travel industry. He partnered with Berkshire Partners to acquire Starboard Cruise Services, a merger that merger made Onboard Media the largest duty-free and media partner company in the cruise industry, with about $400 million in revenue. In 2000, Onboard Media was sold to LVMH.
A leading travel expert, Levine was tapped by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce for a U.S. tourism task force. He is actively involved with the Clinton Global Initiative and sits on Board of Directors for Best Buddies. A University of Michigan graduate with a degree in political science, Levine kicked off his political career in 2013 with a successful mayoral run. He is serving his first term as Mayor of Miami Beach.