Welcome to the Lee Chapter

“We (Lee County Hotel Association) are very happy to have merged with FRLA and become the Lee County Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. The merger is so exciting and such an important step in telling the story of Tourism in our county. Tourism and the guest experience has always focused on delectable food experiences as a motivator for traveling to destinations. Having a group that represents both Restaurants and Lodging is just a logical partnership of industries. It also gives all of our associate members of vendors a huge field in which to make business relationships. This new association will continue to provide all the guests staying with us and dining with us, that unparalleled and unique happy experience which Lee County is known to deliver. We look forward to helping grow our member businesses and continuing to be the champions of Hospitality.” – Jeff Webb


Lee County Merger


To get involved, contact FRLA Regional Director, Lois Croft at 239-339-7692 or email at lcroft@frla.org. Check out our upcoming events on the calendar below. You can also find our events on the FRLA Facebook page. #FRLALee

Chapter Events

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Upcoming Events › Lee

List of Events

May 18, 2018 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
June 11, 2018 - June 13, 2018
June 28, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
July 19, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
August 7, 2018 - August 8, 2018
August 23, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
September 6, 2018 - September 7, 2018
September 6, 2018 - September 8, 2018
September 21, 2018 - September 30, 2018
October 4, 2018 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
October 18, 2018 | 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
November 9, 2018 - November 18, 2018
December 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February 20 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
April 25 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
May 17 | 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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

2019 Board of Directors

Jeff Webb
Hampton Inn & Suites Colonial Blvd

Vice President of Restaurants
Jay Johnson
Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon

Vice President of Lodging
Brian Kramer
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Pat Russell
The Advocacy Telecom Group




Doug Babcock
‘Tween Waters Beach Resort Captiva Island

State Rep
Jeff Webb
Hampton Inn & Suites Colonial Blvd

Jay Johnson
Bubba’s Roadhouse & Saloon

Brian Kramer
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa

Gov’t Relations/PAC Rep 
Colleen DePasquale

John Lai

Education State Rep
Melissa Johnson

Rafael Feliciano

Lodging Board Members

Doug Babcock
Tween Waters Beach Resort Captiva Island

Shaune Caliguire
Embassy Suites Estero

Brian Kramer
Hyatt Regency Bonita Springs

Jim Larkin Past President 
Crowne Plaza Bell Tower

Sam Swami
Best Western Fort Myers

Bill Waichulis
Boykin & Pink Shell Beach Resort

Jeff Webb
Hampton Inn & Suites Colonial Blvd

Michael Tighe
Westin Cape Coral

Restaurant Board Members

Lee Bellamy
Shangri-La Springs Restaurant

Mark Blust
Pawnbroker Restaurant Group

Jay Johnson
Bubba’s Roadhouse

Ryan Turner
Connor’s Steak House

Len Lemmer
Nerveous Nellies & Cantina Laredo

Allied/Business Partners

Colleen DePasquale
Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce

John Lai
Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce

Pat Russell
The Advocacy Group

Melissa Johnson
Lee County School of Hospitality

Rafael Feliciano
Food Idea Group

Bob Smith
Global Restaurant Superstore

Ex-Officio Members

John Naylor
Ex Officio-City of Palms Basketball