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President, Chicago’s First Lady Cruises
Holly Agra is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago's First Lady Cruises and co-owner of Mercury, Chicago's Skyline Cruiseline (entering the 4th generation of ownership). Chicago's First Lady Cruises has partnered with the Chicago Architecture Foundation since 1993 as the official cruise line for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise. Hosting on average 200,000 Chicagoland residents and visitors during its six-month season, Chicago's First Lady employs approximately 50 staff and crew and works with over 100 trained volunteer docents for the Chicago architecture Foundation. Serving the private party market each evening Chicago's First Lady has been the preferred venue for visiting dignitaries. Holly is actively involved with the Passenger Vessel Association and has served on the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board since 2010.
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