Marketing Council

The Marketing & Allied Member Council is comprised of restaurateurs, hoteliers, and supllier professionals. The Council was formed for the purpose of answering two core questions:

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

The Council also assists the FRLA membership department in the conception and implementation of solutions to help build and grow the FRLA 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. Virtual meetings are also held throughout the year, as needed.

Marketing & Allied Member Council

  • CHAIR: Chris Frawley

    Oyster Rock Hospitality 

  • VICE CHAIR: Topher Jensen

    Gas South

  • E.C. LIASON: Roger Amidon

    Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

  • Sheila Bennett


  • Angela Borthwick

    Zenith Insurance

  • Laura Ciampa

    Ocean Reef Club

  • Adam Corey


  • Brittany Dansereau

    Miller’s Ale House

  • Alexander Goodwiller


  • Rob Grimes

    The Food & Beverage Technology Association

  • Bobby Higdon

    Heartland Payment Systems

  • Paul Hineman

    Ripfire Pizza

  • Olivia Hoblit

    Innisfree Hotels

  • Kim Kenney


  • Skip Kimpel

    Constrata Consulting

  • Eric Koffsky


  • Fred LeFranc

    Results Thru Strategy

  • Anna MacDiarmid

    W Fort Lauderdale

  • Terry Mauer

    Florida SBDC at the University of West Florida

  • Audrey McCracken

    Coca-Cola North America

  • Kerry Morrisey

    Ocean Properties

  • Harry Price


  • Danielle Rosse

    Oceans 234

  • Paul Samson

    The Franchise Edge

  • Laura Sellers


  • Madison Shirley

    Chef Jim Shirley Enterprises

  • Amanda Simpson

    Jackson Lewis

  • Gwendolyn Smith

    Grandview Bed & Breakfast

  • Nora Lee Smith


  • Missy Sparks

    By The Sea Resorts

  • Sheldon Suga

    Hawk’s Cay Resort

  • Todd Taylor

    ACS Architectural Construction Services

  • Monish Tyagi


  • Kimberlee Vandervoorn

    Optum/United Health Care

  • Bryan Verhoef

    Coca-Cola North America

  • Mike Vinik

    BJ’s Restaurants

  • Carmen Casabielle

    Imperial Dade

  • RJ Bopf


  • Jason Downey

    Southeastern Laundry Equipment

  • Mitch Johnson


  • Patrick McGrath


  • Randy Pumputis

    Heartland Payroll & Payment Solutions

  • Tim Wenzel

    Zenith Insurance

  • Todd Cicero

    Besnard Insurance

  • Tony Davenport

    Florida Hospitality Risk Advisors

Questions? Contact Ashley Jackson, Director of Membership Marketing,