Welcome to the Monroe Chapter

Dear Friends and Colleagues!

I am pleased to be starting my second term as your Chapter President! Our board is working to develop goals and we look forward to rolling out a full schedule of engaging and educational activities for 2017.

Our chapter and board are flourishing and membership is at an all-time high! Our board continues to grow with new industry leaders. We have established integral relationships with partners throughout Monroe County.

Our fundraising mission is to further our growth of support for the three Monroe County High School ProStart programs and Florida Keys Community College. We have provided scholarships, equipment, uniforms, textbooks, curriculum and stipends for field trips. We look forward to the possibility of implementing a HTMP (Hospitality Tourism Management Program) in the coming year. This program is exclusive to FRLA as the official affiliate of the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

Our upcoming calendar features valuable educational forums and unique networking events, which will provide opportunities to promote your businesses to restaurant and lodging decision makers in the Florida Keys.

We are committed to providing value to you, our chapter membership by communicating important industry information whether it is local, state or national in nature. We welcome your ideas and participation in the chapter – through a board position, committee position, or if you would like to share an important topic for conversation, there are only five questions and will take less than 4 minutes to complete.

Please click this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKH7TRS

Contact Lynne Hernandez, Regional Director at 305-710-3962 or LHernandez@frla.org to join and get involved.

All the Best!

Sheldon Suga
Vice President/Managing Director, Hawks Cay Resort
FRLA Monroe Chapter President

Chapter Director

Lynne Hernandez
305-710-3962
Email the Director

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Chapter Leadership

2017 OFFICERS


President
Sheldon Suga, Hawk’s Cay Resort & Marina

VP Lodging
Alan Brand, Highgate Hotels Key West

VP Restaurants
Bobby Kuchinsky, Half Shell Raw Bar/Turtle Kralls

Treasurer
Charlie Bauer, Smokin Tuna Saloon

2017 Board of Directors


Chapter PAC Representatives
Kara Lundgren, Amara Cay Resort

Chapter EF Representatives
Joy Boyd, Key Largo Hilton
Laura Ciampa, Ocean Reef Club

Doug Bell, DJ’s Clamshack
Peter Carmichael, Casa Marina Resort/The Reach
Raquel Crummit, JSA Promotions
Joe Dantoni, Pier House Resort/Remington Hotels Key West
Lanny Gardner, Boondocks
Richard Hatch, Ricky’s Blue Heaven
Art Levin, Hogs Breath Saloon

 


Carlos Morales, Hyatt Key West Resort & Marina
Virginia Panico, Key West Chamber of Commerce
Daniel Sammes, Marathon Chamber of Commerce
Eugenia Simmons, The Gates Hotel
Lourdes Torbisco, Westin Beach Resort
Matt Trahan, Noble House Hotels
Jeff Vandiver, Sombrero Resort