Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Pinellas Chapter Installs New Officers and Board of Directors for 2015

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Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s Pinellas Chapter
Installs New Officers and Board of Directors for 2015

(St. Petersburg, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (FRLA) Pinellas Chapter today announced the installation of new officers.  The installation took place on Monday, January 26, 2015 at The Birchwood.  The 2015 officers are:

2015 President
Eric Waltz, Sandpearl Resort

VP Lodging
Clyde Smith, Bilmar Beach Resort

VP of Restaurants
Dan Rose, Longhorn Steakhouse

George Glover, Baystar Hotel Group

Alex Auberry, Derby Lane

“As President of FRLA’s Pinellas Chapter I am looking forward to an outstanding year filled with record breaking hospitality numbers, more school-to-career training for students and community involvement. I am proud to say we represent some of the best in the business and we are thrilled to represent the FRLA and advocate for our industry here locally,” said Eric Waltz, General Manager of the Sandpearl Resort.

In addition to the officers, the Pinellas Chapter also swore in the following Board of Directors:

Terry Graber, Doubletree Redington Beach
Dan Shouvlin, Draught Haus
Stephen Cummings , Lowes Don Cesar Beach Resort
Chuck Wray, CJ Publishing Welcome Guide
Keith Overton, Tradewinds Island Resort
Troy Manthey, Yachtship
Barbara Readey, Renaissance Vinoy
Chuck Prather, The Birchwood
John Gilbertson, Hilton Carillon
Thomas Pfordresher, Busch Gardens
Hoyt Hamilton, Palm Pavilion
Deana Roady, Hyatt Regency, Clearwater Beach
Wendy Damsker, Best Western
George Hoch, Sunset Vista
Gregg Nicklaus, Sirata Beach Resort
Jeremy Runo, Daiquiri Shak Raw Bar & Grille
Doug Bebell, Mystic Fish
Daniel Saginario, HSN
Ian Larson, St. Petersburg Marriott
Matt Loder, Crabby Bill’s
Tony Satterfield, Alden Beach Resort
Steve Westphal , Parkshore Grill, The Hanger, Ten Beach Drive

For more information on the FRLA’s Pinellas Chapter, please contact Regional Director Dannette Lynch at dannette@frla.org. You may also visit http://frla.org/chapters/pinellas.


About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $76.1 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy, $4.6 billion in sales tax revenue, and nearly 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, October 6-8, 2015 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube