Welcome to the Collier Chapter

The mission of the Collier County chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) is to advocate for Collier County’s hospitality industry within state and local legislatures to positively affect tourism for the benefit of visitors and guests. FRLA forges alliances among Collier’s hospitality and tourism businesses, provides vital resources for its members, and supports hospitality-related charitable activities that enhance Collier County’s quality of life.

We hope you will join the Collier Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association to keep informed of issues facing our industry, network with other hospitality leaders, and support our future leaders through our educational initiatives and fundraisers.

 
 

Legislative Reception at the JW Marriott- Marco Island

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Legislative Reception at the JW Marriott- Marco Island

2021 Collier Chapter Board Installation

2021 FRLA Collier Officers

Collier Holiday Reception

Bon Voyage - Ladies

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Cocktails for a Cause

Chapter Events

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Chapter Director(s)

Lois Croft
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Chapter Leadership

Board of Directors



President 2021
Sharon Lockwood, GM at JW Marriott Marco Island

Vice President of Lodging
Martin Diehr – Director of Operations LaPlaya Resort, Naples

Vice President of Restaurants
Jacquie Koon, Owner of CJ’s on the Bay, Marco Island

Treasurer
Stephen Dorcy, Inn at Pelican Bay, Naples

Secretary
Jenny Gezella, President Naples Princess Cruises, Naples

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

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

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

Education State Rep Alternate
Carlos Artime, Career & Technical Education for Collier County Schools

Past President 2019-2020
Tom White, Hawthorn Suites

Lodging Board Members


Martin Diehr, Baleen Restaurant/LaPlaya Resort

Jeff Arman, Residence Inn

Joe Dinunzio, Gulf Coast Inn

Stephen Dorcy, GM 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

Laura Radler, Edgewater Beach Hotel

John Reilly, Naples Bay Resort

Tom White, Hawthorn Suite

Restaurant Board Members


Albert Aiello, Stevie Tomato Restaurants

Jacquie Koon, CJ’s on the Bay

Allied/Business Partners


Carlos Artime, Career & Technical Education Collier Schools

Jenny Gezella, Naples Princess

Rob Grady, Risk Strategies Insurance

Matt Hamerling, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Randy Smith, Naples Transportation

Randy Upchurch, 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