Welcome to the Collier Chapter

Welcome to the Collier Chapter of The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. I am please to announce the local Collier County Lodging and Tourism Alliance and the Collier Chapter of FRLA are officially united as one as we enter 2019. The FRLA’s Collier Chapter looks forward to providing a venue in which issues of importance to the tourism industry can be vented and protected at both the local and state level. Uniting our hospitality groups, we will have one voice for Collier County. Our goal is to protect, educate, promote and grow tourism in Collier County and throughout the state. FRLA offers our members many cost saving benefits along with advocacy to protect our industry. We hope you will join to support our industry, our local high school hospitality programs and our industry.


Tom White

Managing Partner

Hawthorn Suites of Naples


Legislative Reception with Kevin Speidel & Senator Passidomo

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

Lois Croft
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Chapter Leadership


Jeff Arman, Residence Inn

Joe Dinunzio, Gulf Coast Inn

Stephen Dorcy, Inn at Pelican Bay

Clark Hill, Hilton Naples

Fred Hirschovits, Twenty-Twenty Worldwide Hospitality – Staybridge Suites Naples/Marco Island

Sharon Lockwood, JW Marriott Marco Island

Marco Perry, LaPlaya Resort


Laura Radler, Edgewater Beach Hotel

John Reilly, Naples Bay Resort

Tom White, Hawthorn Suites

Simon Ayouch

Martin Diehr, LaPlaya Resort

Jacquie Koon, CJ’s on the Bay

Randy Upchurch, Florida Gulf Coast University-School of Resort & Hospitality Management



Brent Pleeter, South Street

Al Romeo, Flemings Steakhouse

Carlos Artime, Career & Technical Education Collier Schools

Tate Baker, Heartland Payment Systems

Guy Clark, Food Idea Group / Where to Eat 239

Jenny Gezella, Naples Princess




Rob Grady, Risk Strategies Insurance

Matt Hamerling, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

David Longfield-Smith, Blue Zones Project

Beth Preddy, Preddy PR, Inc.

Dianna Dohm, Marco Island Chamber of Commerce

Michael Dalby, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

Jack Wert, Naples Marco Island Everglades Convention & Visitor Bureau