Hal Herman is the Chairman of Worth International Media Group, a worldwide publishing company. Mr. Herman is a UF graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Prior to opening his own business in 1953 as a newspaper representative, he worked at a Miami newspaper, radio station, and in public relations. Mr. Herman is the past President of the Advertising Federation of Greater Miami, past Vice Chairman of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, currently a Trustee of the Advertising Federation, past Chairman Florida Chapter of the Travel and Tourism Research Association, past member of the Board of Directors of International Travel and Tourism Research Association, past Chairman of the Florida Derby Festival, past President SKAL Club of Greater Miami and former Chairman of the Florida Tourism Association. Mr. Herman also served as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors for Visit Florida.
Mr. Herman has received numerous awards and recognition for civic and industry work, including the prestigious Silver Medal from the American Advertising Federation and the Award of Excellence from Hospitality Sales and Marketing International. In 2008, he was named an “Alumnus of Distinction” by the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. In 2011, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award by the University of Florida’s College of Health and Human Performance. In 2004, he was inducted into the Florida Tourism Hall of Fame.
Mr. Herman currently serves as Chairman of the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute Advisory Board at the University of Florida. He was immediate past Chair of the Broward Leadership Council of the American Diabetes Association, a member of the Foundation Board of Junior Achievement and a Trustee of Women in Distress. He is also active in supporting his wife Lois, who founded the Hal Herman Children’s Fund at Women in Distress.