Peter W. Kreuziger was born in Vienna, Austria and received his early training in the industry there. He completed his apprenticeship and earned his hotel school diploma at the Park Hotel Mirabell (Sound of Music Hotel) and the Hotel School of Schloss Klessheim in Salzburg, Austria. At the age of 20 he came to the United States where he graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. Following graduation, Peter opened and managed hotels and restaurants from Bermuda to San Francisco, starting his own company in 1976.
Peter is president of the Bon Appétit GroupSM which operates restaurants and state park concessions in Florida. Mr. Kreuziger taught classes at Cornell’s Society of Hotelmen and was an Associate Professor at Schiller International University. He is also a member of the American Committee on Foreign Relations. In 2005, he graduated from the Citizen’s Academy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and he is a civilian Ambassador to the FBI.
Mr. Kreuziger is also deeply involved with the community, as he is a founding member of the Dunedin Merchant’s Association. He is also the founding president of the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Memorial Foundation. Its mission was to build a million dollar memorial at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida, to honor those quiet professionals who have paid the price of Special Operations Services with their lives during times of war and peace.