Fred Shea is the senior vice president of convention sales & services for Visit Orlando. He served as the vice president of strategic partnerships for the organization since 2010, overseeing portfolio accounts and the Visit Orlando Business Development team with the goal of increasing revenue and market share for Orlando.
Prior to joining the Visit Orlando, Fred was a senior vice president with Conference Direct and also spent 30 years with Hyatt Hotels, including 11 years as vice president of sales operations.
Fred has served on several industry boards including the Association Forum of Chicagoland, the Professional Convention Management Association Foundation, Meeting Professionals International Foundation, and the Center for Exhibition Industry Research Board.
Fred received the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award by The Association Forum in 2013. He also received the Hyatt Hotels Director of Sales of the Year award and was twice nominated for the Donald N. Pritzker Award, Hyatt’s highest sales award.