Kris-KaminskyA native of Kansas City, Kaminsky is a graduate of the University of Kansas with degrees in marketing and journalism. From Kansas, he relocated to Colorado for positions as a food and beverage manager at Park Hyatt Beaver Creek and then, Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

Kaminsky continued his career in food and beverage in California with positions at Renaissance Montura Hotel (Los Angeles) and The Ritz-Carlton (Marina del Rey). When an opportunity in Asia presented itself in 2010, Kaminsky transferred to The Portman Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai. At the hotel, located on the famous Nanjing Xi Lu, Kaminsky acted as executive assistant manager of food and beverage. In 2012, Kaminsky was named executive assistant manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo, which occupies the top nine floors and the first three levels of the tallest skyscraper in the city, Midtown Tower.