Welcome to the Miami Dade Chapter

We are one of the most dynamic and engaged regions in Florida, and our Chapter represents that.

Miami/Dade Chapter Ideals

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For more information about getting involved with the Miami Dade Chapter, or becoming a member of the FRLA, contact Lynne Hernandez, South Florida Regional Director. Lynne is committed to the enhancement and growth of our chapter.

 

 

FRLA Board Application Form and Pledge

 

6th Annual FRLA Miami Dade Golf Tournament – October 18 2021

 

Take a look at some of our past events, we look forward to seeing you in 2021!

 

 

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

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Chapter Director(s)

Lynne M. Hernandez
305-710-3962
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Chapter Leadership

OFFICERS


President


Steven Keup, Hersha Hotels

Vice-President of Lodging
Keith Space, Fort Partners/Four Seasons Resorts

Vice-President of Restaurants
Frank Mazza, Graziano’s

Treasurer
Jorge Rivero, HR Management Consultants

Past President
Carlos Gazitua, (President 2016-2018) Sergio’s Restaurant

Director
Lynne M. Hernandez, FRLA

 

 

STATE CHAPTER REPRESENTATIVES


Henry Delgado, Smith & Wollensky (Chapter President 2014-2016)

Andrei Stern, Novecento/Suviche

Mary Rogers, Fontainebleau Miami Beach (Chapter President 2016-2018)

Frank Mazza, Graciano’s

 

 

STATE EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION BOARD OF TRUSTEES


Shelly Fano, Miami-Dade College Culinary/Hospitality Institute

Isabel Porzecanski, Mandarin Oriental Miami

 

 

STATE PAC STATE REPRESENTATIVES


Mohan Koka, Surfcomber Hotel

Jackie Tornes, Valls Restaurant Group

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


LODGING BOARD MEMBERS

 
Amir Blattner, Hyatt Regency Miami

Michael Chin, Thesis Hotel Coral Gables

Eugenia Dwyer, Eden Roc Hotel

Michael Hooper, Hilton Miami Airport

Steve Keup, Hersha Hospitality

Mohan Koka, Surfcomber Hotel

Isabel Porzecanski, Mandarin Oriental Miami

Gene Prescott, The Biltmore Hotel

Josh Herman, Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Chris Rollins, South Beach Hotel Group

John Sullivan, The Edition Miami Beach

Keith Space, Fort Partners/Four Seasons

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


RESTAURANT BOARD MEMBERS

 
Sunil Bhatt, Genuine Hospitality Group

Myles Cheftez, Prime 112

Henry Delgado, Smith & Wollensky

Lalo Durazo, DZO

Brian Johnson, Joe’s Stone Crab

Phillipe Kalifa, El Patio/Wynwood Bar Assn.

Frank Mazza, Graciano’s Restaurant Group

David Montoya, Flemings Steakhouse, Brickell

Abe Ng, Sushi Maki

Jim Pastor, Rusty Pelican

Andrei Stern, Novecento/SuViche

Chef Allen Susser, FRLA Miami President (2005-2008)

Michael Schwartz, Michael’s Genuine

Jackie Tornes, Valls Group Inc.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


ALLIED BOARD MEMBERS

 
Courtney Carr Russo, Tropical Delight

Carmen Casabielle, Imperial Dade

Deanne Connolly Graham, ROI Media

Salo Grosfeld, JR United Industries

Jorge Rivero, HR Mgmt./Director, Dept of Labor (retired)

Sharon Silver, Wenzel Investment Group

Roger Slade, Haber Law

Ana “Ceci” Velasco, Ocean Drive Association


EDUCATION BOARD MEMBERS

 
Michael Cheng, Dean
FIU Chapmen School of Hospitality

Shelly Fano, Executive Director/Chairperson
MDC Miami Culinary/Hospitality Institute

Mohammad Qureshi, Asst Dean/Administration
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality