Welcome to the Gulf Island Coast Chapter

The Gulf Island Coast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association covers Charlotte and Glades Counties. Joining FLRA brings value, education and member discounts for you and your establishment.  You save money, keep informed of issues facing our hospitality industry, network with other hospitality leaders, while supporting our future leaders through our educational initiatives and fundraisers.

 

2021 Gulf Island Coast Board Installation


 

Sunset Wine Cruise

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Chapter Director(s)

Lois Croft
239-339-7692
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Chapter Leadership

Board of Directors


President 2021
Laurie Farlow, Owner of Farlow’s on the Water

Vice President of Restaurants
Sue Atamanchuck, Lock’N Key and Sand Bar Restaurants

Vice President of Lodging
David Haynes, Tarpon Real Estate, Placida

Secretary
Sean Doherty, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau

Treasurer
Jim Finch, Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center

Government Relations/PAC State Rep
David Haynes, Tarpon Real Estate

Education State Rep
Deelynn Bennett, Charlotte Schools Career & Technical College

Past President 2019-2020
Robin Madden, Islander Properties

Lodging Board Members


David Haynes, Tarpon Real Estate

Craig Holt, Four Points Punta Gorda Harborside

Robin Madden, Islander Properties

Micah Richins, Sunseeker Resort

Tosha Walton, LaQuinta Inn & Suites

Restaurant Board Members


Sue Atamanchuk, Lock’N Key and Sand Bar Restaurants

Laurie Farlow, Farlow’s on the Water

Jim Finch, Charlotte Harbor Event & Conference Center

Allied/Business Partners


Deelynn Bennett, Charlotte Schools Career & Technical College

Sean Doherty, Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau

Rod Girdwood, Heartland Payment Systems

Ex Officio Board Member


Teri Ashley, Executive Director/CEO Charlotte County Chamber

Kim Park, Interim Director Englewood Chamber of Commerce

John Wright, Executive Director Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce