Welcome to the Central Florida Chapter

I am delighted to serve as your 2017 FRLA Central Florida Chapter President. I am honored to be apart of one of the most influential regions in Florida and to create an incredibly dynamic chapter.

FRLA is dedicated to protecting your business, promoting your industry and educating your current and future employees. As a member of the Central Florida Chapter, you have a voice in Tallahassee and in Washington, D.C due to the partnership FRLA has with the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel and Lodging Association. The Central Florida Chapter is committed to increasing value, establishing structure and providing leadership in the community. We will achieve our prime directive through the hard work and dedication of our officers, board members, committee chairs, committee members and general membership.

From the most prestigious Theme Parks in the world to Central Florida’s growing reputation as a dining destination, our Chapter has amazing diversity. We take great pride in our service, products, and dedication to this valuable industry and organization. Our chapter leadership is comprised of thirty-one recognized and respected industry leaders who are working together to further initiatives of importance, honor and uphold our mission and vision, serve as a resource for issues relevant to our industry and to assure that we achieve our goals that were set by you, our fellow members.

The Central Florida Chapter covers Seminole, Orange and Osceola Counties with nearly 1,000 hotel, restaurant, and supplier partner members, we are the largest chapter in the state. Help us continue to grow! We look forward to enhancing our communication with you through events, social networking (#FRLACFL) and mentorship with operators, staff and students. Join us at our next event!

For more information about getting involved with the Central Florida Chapter, or becoming a member of the FRLA, contact Rosie Riccardi, Central Florida Business Development Director, or Marjorie Stone, Central Florida Regional Director.

Join me in keeping the momentum going as we uphold and confirm our mission to Protect, Educate and Promote the hospitality industry in Central Florida and State.

Sincerely,

Leigh Doyle
Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ

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Chapter Directors

Marjorie Stone | Rosie Riccardi
850-524-1747 | 407-304-8773

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Wed 11

2017 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show

October 11 - October 13
Wed 11

Fall Board Meeting

October 11 - October 12
Wed 11

ACF Culinary Arts Competition 2017

October 11 - October 13
Wed 11

Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration

October 11 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CHAPTER LEADERSHIP

2017 OFFICERS


President
Leigh Doyle, Ellie Lou’s Brews & BBQ

Vice President of Hotels
Jon McGavin, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Vice President of Restaurants
Jonathan Raz, Waldorf-Astoria Orlando and Hilton Bonnet Creek

Secretary
Meghan Stuart, Interessant Hotels & Resort Management

Treasurer
Christine Fields, Tijuana Flats

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Ryan Mitchell, Sonny’s BBQ

Vanessa Knust, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

John Menichini, Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate

Dan Davis, Mellow Mushroom

Mark Wampole, Duffy’s Sports Grill

Barbara Bowden, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Chris Frawley, Miller’s Ale House

Dun Chau, Fusion Bistro Sushi and Sake Bar

Ingrid Hebel, Red Lobster

Dave Hadelman, La Cima Restaurant LLC/Twin Peaks Restaurants

Drew Carnahan, Hyatt Regency Orlando

Janet Bryan, Mango’s Tropical Cafe, Inc.

Jay Herrington, Fish on Fire and Dancing Pigs Deli

Marc Grayson, Seasons 52

2017 HONORARY DIRECTORS


Chau Nguyen, Kobe Steakhouse

Ralph Scatena, Orlando World Center Marriott

Alan Palmieri, Marlow’s Tavern

Kevin Speidel, Hilton Grand Vacations

Shelly Weir, American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Institute (AHLAEI)

Jan Gautam, Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) and Interessant Hotels & Resorts Management

Adam Babington, Walt Disney World

Leslie Menichini, Rosen Hotels & Resorts

Pauline Eaton, City of Orlando – Main Street Administrator

Ralph Scatena, World Center Marriott

Jim Rogers, RomaCorp