The FRLA Strengthens Local Efforts by Welcoming New Regional Managers

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Ray
FRLA Press Secretary
850.224.2250 ext. 255

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association is strengthening its local efforts with the addition of four new regional managers. Today, FRLA is proud to announce Christine Brosh will help lead the team in Southwest Florida, Lisa Howard will oversee Central Florida, Katie Bone will be in charge of the Tampa Bay region and Dawn Wilson will represent the Palm Beach area. As regional managers they will help support members, mobilize grassroots operations and bolster ongoing communications between FRLA headquarters and local offices. These regional managers join FRLA’s four current regional directors to represent 20 chapters across the state.

“On behalf of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, I would like to welcome Christine Brosh, Lisa Howard, Katie Bone and Dawn Wilson to our team,” said FRLA President/CEO Carol Dover. “They all bring a unique skill-set and professional background that will help lead our organization and immediately impact our efforts in their respective regions to continue our commitment to protect, educate and promote Florida’s hospitality industry.”

Christine Brosh joins FRLA as the Southwest Florida Regional Manager representing Glades, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier County after working at Cooper Hotel Group where she served as a Sales Manager. Prior to her work in Southwest Florida, her career was in corporate event management and she independently owned and operated her own catering business.

Lisa Howard joins FRLA as the Central Florida Regional Manager representing Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, Lake, and Sumter County after 17 years as a sales executive in the financial sales industry. In her previous career, Lisa maintained a multi-million dollar sales record, consistently achieving and surpassing sales goals. Lisa also took on the responsibility of arranging and coordinating a variety of trade shows and fundraising events. She’s been a resident of Central Florida for 28 years.

Katie Bone is FRLA’s new Tampa Bay Regional Manager representing Pinellas and Hillsborough County. She started with the association in 2010 as the Corporate Events Coordinator working in Tallahassee, eventually moving to Tampa to begin her new role.

Dawn Wilson is FRLA’s new Palm Beach Regional Manager representing Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Hendry,  and Palm Beach County. She began with FRLA almost four years ago as a volunteer for the Monroe Chapter. With 19 years invested in the hospitality industry, Dawn has served in a variety of roles and has experience ranging from hostess to manager while working in hotels and restaurants.

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About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA’s mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s hospitality industry – which represents a $71.8 billion industry, 23% of Florida’s economy, $4.3 billion in sales tax revenue, and over one million employees, making it Florida’s largest employer. It is Florida’s premier non-profit, hospitality industry trade association. FRLA safeguards the needs of the hospitality industry, improves the business climate, promotes the highest levels of quality and safety for our patrons, provides legislative advocacy, and eases navigation of government regulation. The Association represents and serves more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks.