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 of 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

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

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.