• Meet Bertha Galindo-Crucet, Regions Bank Business Person of the Year

  • orn and raised in Hialeah, FL, Bertha Maria Crucet is the daughter of Cuban immigrant parents. Bertha attended Monsignor Edward Pace High School and Miami Dade College; she is the wife of Luis Crucet and mother to identical twin boys Daniel and Gabriel. A huge sports fan, Bertha cheers on the home teams, Miami Marlins, Miami Heat, Miami Hurricanes and Miami Dolphins, listed in order of preference. Bertha joined Marriott International in January of 1998, her first hotel the Miami Airport Marriott; she came up the ranks in Catering Sales which lead to her love of food & beverage. Bertha will tell you ?Champagne goes with everything?. Bertha had the distinct honor to be part of the opening team of the Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove Miami and has spent the last 14 years at the Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay. In her current role as Destination Sales Executive, Bertha leads the sales efforts of the 600 room hotel and her true passion is her role as Chair of Marriott?s South Florida Business Council Serve 360 Committee, Marriott?s sustainability and social impact platform as an opportunity to give back to the community where she grew up. In 2016 she led the efforts to launch the ONE Marriott Miami Chapter, Marriott?s LGBTQ Associate Resource Group and her involvement with the MDGLCC began. Her personal motto has always been ?Live and Let Live.? Now as a mom of boys with disabilities, she will forever advocate and stand up against bullying and cruelty; that is her pledge!

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