Rick Murrell | Executive Chairmen
- website: www.tropical.com
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About Rick Murrell, Executive Chairmen
Rick Murrell was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa. In 1969 he started his career with Tropical Shipping as the owners' representative in Nassau, Bahamas. In 1990, Rick and Tropical Shipping were recognized before the International Disaster Advisory Committee for their leadership in responding to the needs of hurricane victims in the U.S. Virgin Islands after Hurricane Hugo. He subsequently supported the Caribbean private-public partnership of the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, assisting response and recovery efforts following several disasters throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. In 2005, Rick was presented with the "Golden Star of the Caribbean Award" and in 2006, Rick was presented with the "Caribbean Hotel Association Award". Most recently, Tropical Shipping, under Rick's leadership, was selected as recipient of 2011 Corporate Award at the 2011 Florida Governor's Hurricane Conference for Tropical's support in disaster recovery, preparedness and mitigation.