Hello and welcome to the Broward Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

I am thrilled to serve the hospitality community as Broward’s Chapter President this year. My involvement in the FLRA has brought tremendous value to my business but, more importantly to me as a business leader. Collaboration with like-minded individuals has fostered personal growth and new skills needed to navigate these transitional economic times. I encourage each of you to leverage your membership by becoming engaged with what is going on within our industry. Be more than a member, be a participant in helping our industry grow and increase the impact we have on forming public policy.

There are great opportunities for you and your Company to grow regardless of the sector of our industry you represent. Participating in any one of our committees is a guaranteed way for an Allied Member to reach real decision makers in the best hotels and restaurants in Broward County. As a hotel or restaurant operator, involvement puts you in the “driver’s seat” to showcase your location to new visitors, be the first to hear about legislative changes as well as learn about upcoming events.

Under immediate past president, Eduardo Fernandez’s leadership, the FRLA has developed strong relationships with our Community Leaders and State Association, resulting in the Broward Chapter enjoying a more impactful presence than ever before.

I challenge each of you to join me in keeping the momentum going as we uphold and confirm our mission to Protect, Educate and Promote the hospitality Industry in our County, Region, and State.


Danielle Rosse
Oceans 234
Deerfield Beach, Florida

Join us for a fun-filled Casino Night to benefit hospitality education in Broward County. The Broward Place Your Bets for Education Casino Night fundraiser ticket comes complete with food and drink, games of chance, and live entertainment, all for a great cause. Check out photos from last year’s event.


Check out all of our upcoming chapter events on the calendar below. You can also find our events on the FRLA Facebook page. #FRLABroward

Chapter Events

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List of Events

March 13, 2019
June 10, 2019 - June 12, 2019
August 13, 2019 - August 14, 2019
September 15, 2019 - September 16, 2019
September 15, 2019 | 10:00 am - September 16, 2019 | 5:00 pm
September 15, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Chapter Director(s)

Lindsey Norris
(954) 270-5814
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Chapter Leadership


Kara Lundgren, Circ Hotel

Vice President of Restaurants
Eric Haseman, Delaware North

Vice President of Lodging
Greg Cook, Ritz Carlton

Janna Lhota, Holland & Knight

Donald Calder, InVision Strategies

Immediate Past President
Danielle Rosse, Oceans 234



Anna MacDiarmid, W Hotel
Jon Gustin, Doubletree Sunrise
Laurens Zieren, Diplomat Resort
Eduardo Fernandez, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale
Heidi Dennis, Pelican Grand Beach Hotel
Heiko Dobrikow, Riverside Hotel
Mark Tascione, Seminole Hard Rock
Ramola Motwani, Merrimac Investments
Sandy Patel, Luckeys Hotel Development & Management
Russel Dion, Superior Small Lodging
Suria Plante, Residence Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port



Matt Walsh, The Restaurant People
KC Sentz, Funky Buddha
Pia Dahlquist, Mai Kai Restaurant
Rob Gebhard, Sky Thai Sushi
Peter Lopez, Shooters Waterfront


Dan Lindblade, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber
John Zaza, SBE
Ina Lee, TravelHost
Kathy Koch, Ambit Marketing
Michelle MacKeith, Pinnacle POS
Vinny Gaudio, Ecolab
Casie Idle, IDDI Design
Anne Solomons, TouchPoint Training Consultants
Debbie Danto, Danto Builders
JB Ward, Florida Atlantic University
Jillian Berg, Broward County Public Schools


Honorary Members

Andreas Ioannou, Orchestra Hotels
Bob Swindell, Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
Stephen Moss, Holland & Knight
Stacy Ritter, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Bernie Friedman, Becker
Cate Farmer, Margaritaville Beach Resort