Speaker: Mark Tamis ’88, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations

Royal Caribbean International

Where: Statler Auditorium

Royal Caribbean International is an award-winning global cruise brand with a 46-year legacy of innovation and introducing industry “firsts” never before seen at sea. The cruise line features an expansive and unmatched array of features and amenities only found on Royal Caribbean including, jaw-dropping, Broadway-style entertainment and industry-acclaimed programming that appeals to families and adventurous vacationers alike. Onboard, guests are catered to with the cruise line’s world-renowned friendly and passionate service, The ROYAL Way by every staff and crew member. Royal Caribbean has been voted “Best Cruise Line Overall” for 13 consecutive years in the Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. The cruise line sails 26 of the world’s most innovative cruise ships to the most popular destinations in the Caribbean, Bermuda, Bahamas, Europe, Canada and New England, Alaska, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

At Royal Caribbean International, Mark Tamis is charged with overseeing the line’s hotel services, dining, culinary, beverage, entertainment, on board revenue and private destinations. He is actively involved in a wide range of civic and community service organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Special Olympics. Mr. Tamis lives in Miami Beach wih his wife Amanda Mehler Tamis ’90 and their three children, Bella, Harry and Ricky. In 201, he and his daughter Bella founded www.dadsforgiving.org, an organization that encourages fathers to volunteer with their children to benefit their communities.

A proud Hotelie, Mr. Tamis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration.