Welcome to the Northeast Chapter

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

Claude Collins Hospitality Scholarship Applications are open! Deadline is September 30, 2019, click here to learn more.


ROSE Awards

ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognize Northeast Florida front-line hospitality employees who demonstrate excellent customer service. These industry champions showcase the region’s commitment to creating an extraordinary visitor experience and we would like to show our appreciation.

ROSE Award nominations are open!  CLICK HERE to nominate your employee today.
Deadline: January 11, 2020.

The 12th Annual ROSE Awards will be held on February 18, 2020, at the Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village.

Chapter Events

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September 24 | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Chapter Director(s)

Nicole Chapman
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Chapter Leadership


Greg Delks, Firehouse Subs

Vice President
Scott Wellington, Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park

Sarah Galen, Wander Media Company

Tom Jankowski, Fairfield Inn & Suites St. Augustine


Scott Wellington, Aloft Jacksonville Tapestry Park
John Browning, Angel’s Dining Car
Don Samora, Beachcomber Restaurant
Dennis Chan, Blue Bamboo
Jeffrey Schofield, Blue Orchid Thai Cuisine
John Dickinson, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP
David Mason, Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Mayo Clinic
Shannon Dearin, Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine
Michael Hitt, Courtyard by Marriott Jacksonville Beach Oceanfront
Ben Williams, DPS Printing
Tammie Sweat, E.H. Thompson
Glenn Jakositz, EcoLab
Brett McMillian, Erwin Insurance
Tom Jankowski, Fairfield Inn & Suites St. Augustine
Javier Gil, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Butler Boulevard
Greg Delks, Firehouse Subs
Scott Overton, Hampton Inn by Hilton St. Augustine


Bobby Koopman, Heartland Payment Systems
Courtney Woznak, Jacaruso Enterprises
Wen Raiti, House of Leaf and Bean
Awilda Nevarez, Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Dawn Southworth, Omni Jacksonville Hotel
David Mariotti, One Ocean Resort & Spa
Lisa Eveson, Pinnacle Hospitality Systems
Jack Manilla, Portofino Pools
Jeremiah Hobart, Seaside Amelia Inn
Andrew Miller, Sysco Jacksonville
Bill Knight, Terminix
Thayer Kern, The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach
Olivia Hoblit, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Jim McManemon, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Sean Woods, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Sarah Galen, Wander Media


Gil Langley, Amelia Island CVB
Kimberly Morgan, Clay County Board of County Commissioners
Bob Mark, Florida State College of Jacksonville
Jenna Craven, Florida’s First Coast of Golf
Rob Borom, HabiJax ReStore
Barbara Halverstadt, JAA
Richard Goldman, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors & Convention Bureau
Michael Corrigan, Visit Jacksonville
Leigh Cort, Women’s Food Alliance