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

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Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Communications Director
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(Tallahassee, FL) – The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association’s (FRLA) Tallahassee Chapter today announced the installation of new officers.  The installation took place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Versi at 101.  The 2015 officers are:

2015 President
Sam McKay, Staybridge Suites

VP of Restaurants
Mike Schmidt, The Egg Café & Eatery

VP of Lodging
Michelle Wilson, Hampton Inn & Suites

Emily Johnson-Truitt, Springhill Suites

Russell Daws, Tallahassee Museum

“It is an honor to represent a growing chapter of the FRLA and I am dedicated to building on its strength to ensure we vigorously represent the statewide goals and objectives of Florida’s premiere hospitality association here in the Capital City,” said Sam McKay, who serves as General Manager/VP of Operations of the Staybridge Suites in Tallahassee.

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

Adam Corey, 101 Restaurant

Jon Sweede, 101 Restaurant

Clint Brewer, Republic National Distributing

Bo Schmitz, Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown

Ernie Moses, Candlewood Suites

Jonathan Brashier, Aloft Tallahassee Downtown

Wade Shapiro, Legacy Insurance Solutions

Amanda Morrison, Madison Social

Steve Adams, ClubCorp of America

For more information on the FRLA’s Tallahassee Chapter, please contact Tallahassee Chapter Director, Ray Green at You may also visit


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