Allied Member Council

The Allied Member Council is an elite group of hand-selected member suppliers who assist the FRLA in its quest to provide the best corporate partners for its membership. Council members bring valuable insight, incomparable hospitality acumen, and innumerable years of experience to draw upon when seeking affordable solutions. This active-participation Council meets twice annually at the Summer Board Meeting (in early June) and the Fall Board Meeting (in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show). If the council member is not available to attend, he or she can send a replacement to sit on the council for that meeting.

Board meetings are closed to suppliers with the exception of those who serve on a council or are sponsors of the board meetings. Membership on this Council allows for maximum interaction with board members.

Allied Member Council

  • CHAIR: Angela Borthwick

    Zenith Insurance Company

  • VICE CHAIR: Audrey McCracken

    Coca-Cola North America

  • E.C. LIASON: Roger Amidon

    Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

  • Mitch Johnson


  • Patrick McGrath

    AmeriGas – Central Florida

  • Todd Cicero

    Besnard Insurance

  • Alex Goodwiller


  • Bryan Verhoef

    Coca-Cola North America

  • Audrey McCracken

    Coca-Cola North America

  • Greg Ohlemacher

    Ecolab Inc.

  • Jordan Beckner

    Fiberbuilt Umbrellas & Cushions

  • Tony Davenport

    Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors

  • Lori Pezzulo

    Florida Power & Light

  • Julie Ward

    Florida Power & Light

  • Hillary Turlington

    Gas South

  • Jason Fialkoff


  • Bobby Higdon

    Heartland Payment Systems

  • Randy Pumputis

    Heartland Payroll & Payment Solutions

  • Andrea Anderson

    Hormel Foods

  • Carmen Casabielle

    Imperial Dade

  • Tim Burks

    Island Oasis

  • Michelle MacKeith

    Pinnacle Hospitality Systems

  • Jason Downey

    Southeastern Laundry Equipment

  • Karen Freeman

    Synergi Partners Inc.

  • Moriah Murphy

    UnitedHealth Group

  • Skip Kimpel

    Virtual Dining Concepts

  • Angela Borthwick

    Zenith Insurance Company

  • Tim Wenzel

    Zenith Insurance Company