DBPR Secretary to Headline FRLA Space Coast Chapter Meeting

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Communications Director
850.224.2250 x255

(Melbourne, FL) – The Space Coast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to host Department of Business and Professional Regulation Secretary Ken Lawson at its next chapter meeting scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2015. The event, slated to take place at the Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Center, is designed to provide insight into licensing, regulation and inspections in Florida.

“Secretary Lawson has worked hard to help streamline the regulatory process across the state and is full of invaluable information for business owners,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “It is crucial that restaurateurs and hoteliers understand the regulatory process and Secretary Lawson can shed light on the best practices that promote the health and safety of the public.”

A native Floridian, Lawson has spent more than 12 years serving and protecting the public in numerous regulatory positions. Lawson began his legal career in the United States Marine Corps, Judge Advocate General’s Division and spent seven years serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. After serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Lawson was appointed Assistant Secretary of Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  He most recently served as Vice President of Compliance at nFinanSe Inc., a financial services company in Tampa, where he was responsible for the company’s Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering program and its compliance with state money transmitter licensing regulations for 42 states.

FRLA Space Coast Chapter Meeting

DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson

Monday, May 4, 2015
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Registration and Networking
12:00 PM-1:30 PM Luncheon and Presentation

Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Center
8298 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, Florida 32940

$22 per person

For additional information, please view the event flyer or contact Dannette Lynch at 727-642-3404. For media RSVP, please contact Elizabeth Ray, FRLA Communications Director at 850.224.2250 x255 or email at ERay@FRLA.org.

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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 more than one 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.