Welcome to the Hillsborough Chapter

Come get to know us!

Through the Hillsborough chapter Boards energy and vision, to the energized engagement of our hotel, restaurant, and allied members, the Chapter has a proven track record of being involved  From expertise in government affairs, organizing grassroots initiatives, promoting economic growth for the industry, to fostering the education of the future workforce.  The Chapter upholds FRLA’s mission to Protect, Educate and Promote the Hospitality Industry.

Joining the Hillsborough Chapter is a great opportunity to connect with industry contemporaries, stay informed on important issues that impact your business and to actively participate in ensuring continued growth for the hospitality industry.


To get involved, contact FRLA Regional Director, Dannette Lynch at 727-642-3404 or dannette@frla.org.

Check out our upcoming events on the calendar below. You can also find our events on the FRLA Facebook page#FRLATampa

Chapter Events

Chapter Director(s)

Dannette Lynch
Email the Director

Chapter Leadership


Aaron Hoefen, AC Hotel

State Board Chapter Representatives
Michael Head, Columbia Restaurant
Eric Potts, Bella’s Italian Cafe
Javier Rasmussen, Stratz Center
Jim Walker, Dow Sherwood/Village Inn

Educational Foundation Board
Aaron Hoefen, AC Hotel
Javier Rasmussen, Stratz Center

PAC Board
Jim Walker, Dow Sherwood/Village Inn