Welcome to the Collier Chapter

Welcome to the Collier Chapter of The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. I am pleased 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.

Sincerely,

Tom White

Managing Partner

Hawthorn Suites of Naples

 

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June 26 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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
239-339-7692
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Chapter Leadership

2019 Board of Directors



President
Tom White
Managing Partner, Hawthorn Suites


VP Lodging
Marco Perry
GM, LaPlaya Resort


VP Restaurants
Martin Diehr
F&B Director, Baleen Restaurant/LaPlaya Resort

 

 

 


Treasure
Stephen Dorcy
GM, Inn at Pelican Bay


Secretary
Beth Preddy
Owner, Preddy PR, Inc.

Gov’t Relations/PAC State Rep
Randy Smith
CEO, Naples Transportation

Gov’t Relations/PAC State Rep Alternate
Fred Hirschovits
Founder/CEO, Twenty Twenty Worldwide Hospitality-Staybridge Suites Naples/Marco Island

Education State Rep
Randy Upchurch
Director, School of Resort & Hospitality Management Florida Gulf Coast University

 

Lodging Board Members


Jeff Arman
GM, Residence Inn

Joe Dinunzio
GM, Gulf Coast Inn

Stephen Dorcy
GM, Inn at Pelican Bay

Clark Hill
GM, Hilton Naples

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

Sharon Lockwood
GM, JW Marriott Marco Island

Marco Perry
GM, LaPlaya Resort

Laura Radler
GM, Edgewater Beach Hotel

John Reilly
GM, Naples Bay Resort

Tom White
Managing Partner, Hawthorn Suites


Restaurant Board Members

Martin Diehr
F&B Director, Baleen Restaurant/LaPlaya Resort

Jacquie Koon
Owner, CJ’s on the Bay

Brent Pleeter
GM, South Street

Al Romeo
Partner/GM, Flemings Steakhouse

Allied/Business Partners


Carlos Artime
Supervisor, Career & Technical Education Collier Schools

Tate Baker
Sales Rep, Heartland Payment Systems

Guy Clark
Partner, Food Idea Group/Where To Eat 239

Jenny Gezella
President, Naples Princess – General Membership Events Chair

Rob Grady
Agent, Risk Strategies Insurance

Matt Hamerling
Rep, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

David Longfield-Smith
Blue Zones Project

Beth Preddy
Preddy PR, Inc.

Randy Smith
CEO, Naples Transportation

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


Ex-Officio Members

Dianna Dohm
Executive Director, Marco Chamber of Commerce

Michael Dalby
Executive Director, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce

Jack Wert
Executive Director, Naples Marco Island Everglades Convention & Visitor Bureau