Arthur Hertz is chairman and CEO of Wometco Enterprises, Inc., a private company that owns the Miami Seaquarium®, Wometco de Puerto Rico, Inc., the owner/operator of 57 Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlors in Puerto Rico, and franchisee of Dunkin' Donuts for Puerto Rico. Mr. Hertz joined the former Wometco Emterprises, Inc. in 1956 as an Accountant, was appointed Controller in 1960, elected Vice President and Treasurer in 1981 and COO in 1983.
When Wometco Enterprises, Inc. was purchased in April 1984 by a group of private investors headed by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., he was elected Executive Vice President, COO and a Director of WEI Enterprises Corporation, one of the successor companies, and Executive Vice President and a Director of Wometco Broadcasting Company, Inc., the other successor company. In June 1985, Mr. Hertz and another WEI officer, Michael S. Brown, led a management buyout of WEI Enterprises' entertainment and vending operations and named the new company WOM Enterprises, Inc. (now Wometco Enterprises, Inc.).
Additionally, Hertz is a seasoned real estate investor, serving as chairman of the board of Theater Realty, Inc., Hertz-Brown Venture 167 Corp., and Sawgrass Investment Corp, and is a member of the University of Miami's Board of Trustees, where he serves as the University's representative to the DRIF board. Hertz is an active participant in numerous charitable causes and professional organizations throughout the South Florida community, including Florida Tourism Commission, Visit Florida, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation, Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation, YMCA, and the National Audubon Association, to name a few.
Mr. Hertz graduated cum laude with a BBA from the University of Miami.