Andrew Holdnak is associate chair of the Global Hospitality and Tourism Department at the University of West Florida.

He has over 15 years of industry experience in the resort recreation field from coastal resorts in Florida to ski resorts in Idaho.

He is a past president of the Resort and Commercial Recreation Association and received its Lifetime Achievement Award.

He has taught commercial recreation at Penn State University, Western Illinois University, the University of Florida, and the University of West Florida.