FRLA Communications Director
(Tallahassee) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) applauds Governor Rick Scott for reappointing Ken Lawson as Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
“Under Secretary Lawson’s leadership, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation has bolstered efforts to protect the health and safety of Florida’s consumers and has streamlined the regulatory process for those in the tourism and hospitality industry,” said Carol Dover, President and CEO of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association. “Secretary Lawson is a true partner in our efforts and his commitment to excellence will help maintain Florida’s reputation as a wonderful place to live, work and play. We are thrilled to see Secretary Lawson continue in this role and under Governor Scott’s direction.”
Ken Lawson was appointed as Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation in March 2011. Prior to his appointment, Lawson served as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida and Assistant Secretary of Enforcement for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Lawson is a graduate of Florida State University and the Florida State University College of Law.
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.