Join us for the first Alliance for Regional Transportation (ART) Educational Series – Strengthening Central Florida’s Global Gateways. Brightline Trains President Patrick Goddard will share insight and updates on Brightline’s progress and future as well as its Orlando station, expected to begin service to South Florida in 2022.
The ART Educational Series provides timely and important information that pertains to the Orlando Transportation 2030 report’s seven regional priorities while fostering engagement across sectors to champion a regional transportation vision.
Read Patrick’s Bio
Patrick Goddard has served as president of Brightline Trains since December 2017. Prior to that, he served as chief operating officer since March 2017 and as executive vice president of operations from October 2016 to March 2017. He is responsible for all aspects of Brightline, including safety, development, commercial, operations and the guest experience.
From January 2011 to September 2016, Patrick was chief operating officer for Trust Hospitality LLC in charge of the business for a portfolio of more than 35 properties. He has extensive experience with opening new hotels, many of which have been entrepreneurial and start-up ventures launched in South Florida. As president and managing director of Ocean Blue Hospitality, LLC, a consultancy firm that specialized in hotel openings and sales, marketing and revenue management for independent hotels, Patrick repositioned the Clevelander Hotel and also worked on the Grand Beach Hotel, Savoy Hotel and the Raleigh, among others. He has also held management positions with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, LLC, Loews’ Hotels & Co, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Jurys Inns Hotel Group as well as other independent hotels and restaurants in Europe.
Patrick has over 18 years of experience in hospitality and consulting. He holds a Higher Diploma Hospitality Management from Dublin Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Strategic Management from Trinity College Dublin.