After joining WVR’s predecessor, Abbott Resorts/ResortQuest in 1996 and for the next ten years, Lino moved through several key positions in operations, sales and marketing. Since June of 2007, he has led a staff of more than 1100 full, part time, seasonal and contracted associates and budgets in excess of $500 million in his current role over operations and real estate sales.
Understanding the importance that community and industry involvement play in the overall success of any business, Lino sits on a number of State level boards such as the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association where he served on the executive board as 2016 Chairman. Lino also sits on the executive board of VISIT FLORIDA and most recently, Lino was selected by Governor Rick Scott as one of his (6) appointees to serve on the Gulf Consortium which is tasked with helping to structure the States expenditure plan for the settlement funds from the BP Gulf Oil spill. Locally, Lino serves/has served on boards for The United Way, The American Heart Association, Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council and was a founding member of Coastal Vision 3000 “THE Beach” group that was instrumental in bringing the first low-cost air carrier (Southwest Airlines) into the Northwest Florida Panhandle.
Lino is married to Vicki, his wife of 22 years and has three girls, Stephanie 27, Maci 17 and Madison 14.