Welcome to the Pinellas Chapter

Dynamic, Energetic, Involved.

Aligned with FRLA’s core mission, the Pinellas Chapter is dedicated to protecting your business, promoting the industry and educating your current and future employees.  The Pinellas Chapter is committed to serving the local hospitality industry through advocacy, community involvement, partnerships and unparalleled access to hospitality professionals and decision makers.  Through the Chapter Boards energy and vision, to the energized engagement of our hotel, restaurant, and allied members, the Chapter has a proven track record in getting things done.

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

We are excited to host our second Annual ROSE Awards on September 8!

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Chapter Director(s)

Chapter Director

Dannette Lynch
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Chapter Leadership


Chuck Prather, The Birchwood Inn

Vice President of Restaurants
Dan Rose, Darden Restaurant

Vice President of Lodging
Clyde Smith, Bilmar Beach Resort

Jeremy Runo, Daiquiri Shak Raw Bar & Grille

George Glover, Baystar Hotel Group


Alex Aubrey, Derby Lane

Jeff Castner, Opal Sands Resort

John Gilbertson, Hilton Carillon Park

Hoyt Hamilton, Palm Pavillion Beachside Grill & Bar

George Hoch, Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites

Ian Larson, St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater

Barbara Readey, The Vinoy Renaissance Resort

Chuck Wray, C.J. Publishing

Troy Manthey, Yacht StarShip

Peter Veytia, Red Mesa Restaurant



Travis Johnson, Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

Gregg Nicklaus, Nicklaus of Florida, Inc.

Melissa Silvest, Busch Gardens Adventure Parks

Mike Williams, Innisbrook Golf Resort

Tony Satterfield, Alden Beachfront Resort

Daniel Shouvlin, Clear Sky Beachside Cafe

Chad Eding, Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa

Danny Lehan, Village Inn Restaurant

Michael Miraglia, Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key


Brian Thompson, Tijuana Flats Tex Mex

Eric Waltz, Sandpearl Resort

David Yamada, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Paul Herbert, Sirata Beach Resort

Don Cepero, The Don Cesar

At Large: Brian Quinn, Choice Hotels International

At Large: Keith Overton, Tradewinds Island Grand Resort

At Large: Terry Graber, DoubleTree Beach Resort

At Large: Wendy Damsker, Best Western