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(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Andy Weir: Author of "The Martian"

John Philipson: VP, Six Senses Resorts

Tom Sito: Chair of Animation, USC Film School

Elizabeth Wynn: Broker, Sotheby's RE

Leonard Greenhalgh: Professor, Tuck-Darmouth)

Ryan Blair: NY Times Best Selling Author/Entrepreneur


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Shai Reshef: Founder of University of the People

Paul D'Arcy: SVP of Indeed

Susan Hatje: GM of Mandarin Oriental, NY

Dan Laufer: Co-Founder of RentLingo

Hilary Laney: President of Tri-Digital

Greg Marsh: Co-Founder of onefinestay

Omar Qari: Co-Founder of Abacus

Gabriell Weinberg: Founder of DuckDuckGo

Stacy Rauen: E-I-C of Hospitality Design Mag

Jon Gray: CRO of HomeAway

Joe Speiser: Co-Founder of

Ben McKean: Co-Founder of HungryRoot

John Boiler: Founder/CEO of 72andSunny

Wayne Pacelle: CEO of The Humane Society of the US

Tom Guay: GM at The Sagamore Resort

Dr. Alejandro Junger: Founder of The Clean Program

Rob Flaherty: CEO of Ketchum

Neil Thanedar: Founder/CEO of LabDoor

Andy Grinsfelder: VP of Sales/Marketing, Delaware North Resorts

Laura Frerer-Schmidt: VP/Publisher of Women's Health

Avi Steinlauf: CEO of

Kathy Bloomgarden: CEO of Ruder Finn

Gabriel Flateman: Co-Founder/CTO of Casper

Mark Bartels: CEO of StumbleUpon

Bill Hagelstein: President/CEO of RPA

Adam Singolda: Founder/CEO of Taboola

Jonathan Plutzik: Proprietor of The Betsy-South Beach

Jessica Scorpio: Founder/VP of Marketing at GetAround

Ralph McRae: CEO of Leading Brands

Warren Berger: Bestselling Author

Liz Kaplow: Founder/CEO of Kaplow Communications

Dave Girouard: Founder/CEO of UpStart

Dave Asprey: Founder of BullectProof Executive

Douglas C. Smith: President of EDSA

Val Difebo: CEO of Deutsch NY

Guido Polito: CEO of Baglioni Hotels

Doyle Graham, Jr.: CEO of Valencia Group

Oscar Farinetti: Founder of Eataly

Angelo Sotira: CEO of DeviantART

Ali Khwaja: CFO of Safecharge

Zach Erdem: Proprietor of 75 Main

Jim Beley: GM of The Umstead Hotel

Alexis Gelburd-Kimler: Proprietor of West Bridge

Elie Georges: Proprietor of Hotel San Regis

Kalen Caughey: Founder o VOKE Tab

Michael Friedenberg: CEO of IDG

Donna Karan: Founder of DKNY

Edward Nardoza: Editor-in-Chief of WWD

Scott Dadich: Editor-in-Chief of Wired

Rhona Murphy: Former CEO of The Daily Beast

David J. Pecker: CEO of American Media

Lilian Roten: VP of Swissotel Hotels

Kenny Dichter: Founder/CEO of Wheels Up

Joshua Tetrick: Founder/CEO of Hampton Creek

Paul James: Global Brand Leader of The Luxury Collection

Dr. James Wagner: President of Emory University

Amy Thompson: President of ATM Artists & Management

Neil Gillis: President of Round Hill Music

Brett Matteson: President of Columbia Hospitality

Jonathan Reckford: CEO of Habitat For Humanity

Phil Harrison: President/CEO of Perkins+Will

Chef Bill Telepan

Tony Horton: Founder of P90X

Beth Weissenberger: Co-Founder of The Handel Group

Michael Fertik: Founder/CEO of

Dana Cowin: Editor-in-Chief of Food & Wine

Bob Proctor: Chairman of Proctor/Gallagher Institute

Dennis Turcinovic: Owner of Delmonicos

Vittorio Assaf: Co-Founder of Serafina Restaurant Group

Shafqat Islam: Co-Founder of Newscred

Matt Williams: CEO of The Martin Agency

Bruce Rogers: Executive Chef at Hale & Hearty

Caleb Merkl: Co-Founder of Maple

Candy Argondizza: VP of Culinary at ICC

Neil Sazant: President of The Sagamore

Matt Straz: Founder/CEO of Namely

Terry Couglin: Managing Partner of Marta/Maialino

Andrei Cherny: Co-Founder/CEO of Aspiration

Ronen Nissenbaum: Managing Director of Waldorf Astoria NY

Patrick Godfrey: President of Godfrey Q

Sarah Berman: Founder/President of The Berman Group

Michael Schwartz: Owner of Genuine Hospitality Group

Stephan Aarstol: Founder/CEO of Tower Paddle Boards

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August Cardona: Founder/CEO of Epicurean Group

Nick Kenner: Co-Founder of Just Salad

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Alexandra Wensley is the Vice President of Communications at the Five Star, Five Diamond Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach and The Estates at Acqualina, slated to open in 2020. Located on the grounds of Acqualina Resort, The Estates at Acqualina is a brand new ultra-luxury $1.5 billion residential development in Sunny Isles Beach.  The Estates recently announced a partnership with iconic designer Karl Lagerfeld who will be designing the two residential lobby spaces as his first interior design project in the United States. Prior to joining the Acqualina brand, Wensley worked for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group serving as Director of Communications for its award-winning Miami property for 15 years and was a member of the hotel’s Executive Team.  She also was instrumental in the opening of the former Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya, Mexico and for the successful rebranding of Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.

Prior to Miami, Wensley worked in Hawaii for the state’s largest public relations firm – McNeil Wilson Communications.  In that capacity, she handled the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau account, where she created and implemented multi-level marketing campaigns to promote the state worldwide.  She also represented the legendary Mauna Kea Resort and Hawaiian Airlines accounts.

What do you love most about Your City?

Our foodie vibe, the culture and sports. Miami is a vibrant cosmopolitan city.

Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?

My husband Craig and I like to take our two children for breakfast to Bagel Bar East. My father owned a Greek diner on Long Island when I was growing up. I still enjoy classic diner food!  Yummy scrambled eggs with a toasted bagel and home fries.

What are you doing at:

6:00 AM – Just finished working out and ready to wake up my children. I am a morning person so I get up early to exercise. This is the “me” time I take for myself before it’s time to start the day.

10:00 AM – Touring a top journalist through the stunning sales gallery at The Estates at Acqualina or having breakfast al fresco at Acqualina Resort with a potential partner or writer.  I do a lot of networking throughout the day. I love meeting new people and exchanging ideas.

12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?

Costa Grill at Acqualina Resort - this is the best kept secret for lunch in Miami.  With a Coconut drink in hand looking onto the white sandy beach, it doesn’t get better than this. Try the Kale and Quinoa Salad.

7:00 PM – I am just arriving home to spend quality time with my family. We try to eat a proper dinner together and catch up on everyone’s day.  Plus, get their school homework done and read before bedtime.

11:00 PM – I am sleeping! I need 8 hours of sleep.

What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?

Coffee – two or three cups of black coffee. On occasion, I’ll splurge and enjoy a latte with almond milk in the afternoon from the coffee bar in the Estates Sales Gallery.

Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?

I am hooked on podcasts. Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations keeps me in touch with what’s important and The GaryVee Audio Experience for marketing inspirations. I recently subscribed to Invisibilia and with the kids, Pants on Fire.

What should everyone try at least once?

I have three - Go on an adventure trip, eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant and ride in a limo.

Where do you enjoy getting lost?

Greece. The sunsets, beaches and the sea – it’s breathtaking. Plus, the food is the best!