Hospitality Industry Leader to Keynote FRLA’s Palm Beach Chapter Annual Holiday Meeting and Installation of Officers for 2015

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Communications Director
850.224.2250 x255

(West Palm Beach, FL) – The Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) will host James E. McManemon, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and the 2014 FRLA Chairman, during its Annual Holiday Meeting and Installation of Officers. McManemon oversees all operations at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, one of the world’s top resorts according to readers of Travel + Leisure magazine and a resort routinely named to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List. McManemon will give a presentation on ‘Engagement’ at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport, Thursday, December 4, 2014. Additionally, the Palm Beach Chapter will install its Officers and Board of Directors for 2015.

McManemon is a 20-year veteran with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Prior to his position in Amelia Island, he served as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. He is a former FRLA Sarasota Chapter President and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the University of South Florida. McManemon is a past member of the Sarasota Tourist Development Council, and the Sarasota County Tourism and Economic Development Council.

Annual Holiday Meeting and Installation of Officers

Keynote Speaker: James E. McManemon, General Manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island and 2014 FRLA Chairman

Thursday, December 4, 2014
8:30-10:30 AM

Hilton Palm Beach Airport
150 Australian Avenue
W. Palm Beach, FL 33406
(561) 684-9400

$22 per person (Includes Breakfast and Presentation)

The registration deadline for the luncheon is Tuesday, December 2, 2014. To register for the event, click here. For additional information, please contact Lois Croft, FRLA Regional Director at 561-410-0035 or email at For media RSVP, please contact Elizabeth Ray, FRLA Communications Director at 850.224.2250 x255 or email at

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