[Orlando, Fla] The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) recognized Dave Jarrett, retired Disney Executive and active FRLA member, as the 2019 Special Honoree at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. The gala, held on Sept. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, honors men and women from around the Sunshine State for their remarkable work in the hospitality industry.
Jarrett has actively been engaged with the hospitality industry for more than 40 years. 32 of those years have been spent as a member of the FRLA, where he has spearheaded the Educational Foundation’s ProStart Program, which is the largest in the nation with 238 participating high schools. In 1997, he served as the FRLA Chairman of the Board. Career wise, Jarrett has owned his own restaurant and catering company, worked with Walt Disney World for 23 years and served as the Senior Vice President of The Filta Group. He has also served on numerous state and national boards, including the Camaraderie Foundation, several college hospitality boards in Central Florida and as a Trustee for Webber College.
Jarrett’s dedication and passion for the industry showcases why FRLA honored him as their 2019 Special Honoree.