Marketing Council

The Marketing Council is comprised of restaurateurs, hoteliers, and marketing professionals. The Council was formed in 2010 for the purpose of answering two core questions:

  • How can FRLA help our members reach their customers?
  • How can FRLA better reach our members?

Now, the Council assists the FRLA membership department in the conception and implementation of solutions to help build and grow the Marketing + Operations Summit.  These solutions will include – but are not limited to – developing marketing strategies to reach attendees (both members and non-members) and suggesting potential topics and speakers that keep our event on the cutting edge. The council meets twice annually at the Summer Board Meeting and the Fall Board Meeting (in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show). Approximately four – six conference calls are also held throughout the year, as needed.


  • Moises Acosta

    Riverside Hotel

  • Sarah Bailey

    Wyndham Vacation Rentals

  • Carolina Castaneda

    Miller’s Ale House Restaurants

  • Laura Ciampa

    Ocean Reef Club

  • Bruce Craul

    Emerald Grande At HarborWalk Village

  • Matthew Donovan


  • Herman Fernandez

    Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

  • Joe Gabriel


  • Rich Griggs

    Firehouse of America, LLC

  • Bob Grossman

    Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

  • Brian Hill

    Brian’s Bar-B-Que

  • Paul Hineman

    First Watch Restaurants, Inc

  • Olivia Hoblit

    Seaside Amelia Inn

  • Jacey Kaps

    Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell PA

  • Marisa McLaughlin

    Firehouse of America, LLC

  • Dawn Milhous

    Holiday Inn Express Bradenton East

  • Amanda Morrison

    Madison Social

  • Kerry Morrissey

    Ocean Properties Hotels Resorts & Affiliates

  • Harry Price

    Coca-Cola Refreshments

  • Zach Risen

    Coca-Cola Refreshments

  • Anne Rollings

    Gecko’s Grill & Pub

  • Danielle Rosse

    Oceans 234

  • Scott Schalk

    Firehouse of America, LLC

  • Lourdes Torbisco

    Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina

  • Cari Trimyer

    First Watch Restaurants, Inc

  • Rick Van Warner

    Parquet Public Affairs

  • Michael Vinik

    BJ’s Restaurants Corporate

  • Bob Watson


  • Monique Yeager

    Tijuana Flats