FRLA’s Palm Beach Chapter Installs New Officers and Board of Directors for 2015

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(West Palm Beach, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (FRLA) Palm Beach Chapter today announced the installation of new officers.  The installation took place on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport Hotel.  The 2015 officers are:

2015 President
Roger Amidon, Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa

VP of Lodging
Jeff Castner, Jupiter Beach Resort

VP of Restaurants
Sandy Weiss, Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza

Jordan Beckner, Fiberbuilt Umbrellas & Cushions

“As the President of one of the largest FRLA chapters, it is my goal to build on the continued success of the statewide organization and ensure the goals and objectives of the association are fulfilled through the strength of our local efforts,” said Roger Amidon, General Manager of the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort and Spa.

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

Jamie Bond, Cheesecake Factory

Michael King, Eau Palm Beach Resort

Sam Bonasso, Hudson’s Waterway East

Craig Martin, St. Andrews Country Club

Thierry Beaud, Titou Hospitality

David McClymont, Palm Beach Symphony

David Burke, The Breakers Resort

Manny O’Neill, Hilton Palm Beach Airport

Colin Clark, Four Seasons

Jorge Pesquera, Discover The Palm Beaches

Tony Davenport, Restaurant Programs of America

Richard Roberto, Ecolab

Jason Emmett, Duffy’s

Steven Sponder, Orleans Restaurant

Frank Eucalitto, Café Chardonnay

Sylvia Tricarico, Palm Beach County Schools

James Gelfand, PGA National Resort

Nick Velardo, The Breakers Resort

Declan Hoctor, The Bistro

Kelly Vohs, Boca Raton Resort & Club

Bill Horn, PGA National Resort

Glenn Jergensen, PB Tourist Development Council

Christie Netzel , Homewood Suites Palm Beach Gardens

For more information on the FRLA’s Palm Beach Chapter, please contact Palm Beach Chapter Director, Lois Croft at You may also visit


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