Russell W. Galbut
Russell Galbut is the Managing Principal of Crescent Heights, one of America’s largest and most respected residential developers and brings decades of insights into complex projects to the Board of Directors. Having been active in the urban mixed-use real estate sector for more than 35 years, Russell has led development in more than 15 markets across the United States and has developed more than 50,000 residential units, including pioneering the condo hotel concept. Currently, Russell serves on the board of directors of Black Spade Acquisition Co and the Dean’s Advisory Board at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He has also previously served on multiple company boards, including New Beginnings Acquisition Corp., Prestige, Capital Bank, and Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust Company.
Russell earned his Bachelor of Science from The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and became a Florida licensed CPA (inactive license). Russell also earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law.
Russell is the Chairperson of the NCLH Board of Directors and serves on the NCLH Audit Committee and NCLH Nominating & Governance Committee.