2022 Board of Directors 

The following professionals serve as the dedicated leaders of the Association.

Chair of the Board
Sonja Giselbrecht
General Manager
Marriott's Cypress Harbour

1st Vice Chair
Anthony Lazzara
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando - Universal Blvd.
2nd Vice Chair
Jeff Swirsky
General Manager
Delta Marriott Hotel Orlando Celebration
Secretary
Barb Bowden
Area Managing Director
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

Treasurer
Jorg Heyer
Area General Manager
Sheraton Vistana Resort

Assistant Treasurer
Chris Mueller
General Manager
Hilton Orlando

Historian
Fred Sawyers
Managing Director
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and
Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Immediate Past Chair
Jesse Martinez 
General Manager
The Alfond Inn at Rollins

Board Member
Erin Arpke
General Manager 
Avanti International Resort
Board Member
Tim Bailey
Managing Director of Operations
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

Board Member
Brad Boland
Vice President of Development
Innovative Hospitality Partners

Board Member
Crystal Bonaparte
General Manager
Hilton Garden Inn/Home2 Suites
Orlando Downtown

Board Member
Suzi Brady
General Manager
Courtyard Orlando Lak Buena Vista at Vista Centre

 

Board Member
Robert Bray
General Manager
Orlando World Center Marriott & Convention Center

Board Member
Lana Burke
Area General Manager
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando I-Drive 
ICON Park,
Hampton Inn by Hilton Orlando I-Drive Convention
Center & 
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando I-Drive
Convention Center

Board Member
Joe Cardone
General Manager

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Board Member
Brian Comes
Area Vice President & General Manager
Hyatt Regency Orlando


Board Member
Jill Cooper
Blown Away

Allied Relations Council Representative

Board Member
Joseph Delgado
General Manager
The Celeste Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

 



 

Board Member
Les Harris
Area General Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando &
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando &
Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks 

Board Member
Keith Hess
General Manager

Holiday Inn Orlando Suites - Waterpark
Board Member
Paul Joseph
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Board Member
Jeff Korte
General Manager
Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
Walt Disney World Representative

Board Member
Johann Krieger
General Manager
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Board Member
John Lamont
Vice President & General Manager
Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Board Member
Craig Leicester
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown


Board Member
Jay Leonard
Complex General Manager
Wyndham and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
Disney Springs Resort Area

Board Member
Kristin Lindsay 
General Manager
Disney's Boardwalk Resort
Walt Disney World Representative

Board Member
Jason Lopez
General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance
to Universal Orlando

Board Member
Ally Martin
General Manager
Hyatt House Orlando International 
Airport

 
Board Member
Sean McCarron
General Manager
Conrad Orlando
Board Member
John McCracken
General Manager
Marriott Village Orlando
Board Member
Bruce McDonald
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Board Member
Wade Michael
General Manager
Staybridge Suites - Orlando Royale Parc Suites
Board Member
Clint Militzer
General Manager
Aloft & Element Orlando International Drive

Board Member
Rob Pici
General Manager
Encore Resort at Reunion 

Board Member
Raman (R.P.) Rama
President & CTO/CTI
Holiday Inn Orlando International Airport

Board Member
Jorge Reyes
General Manager
Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort
Vacation Ownership Council Representative

Board Member 
Paul Schmidt
General Manager/Area Operations Manager
Regal Palms Resort - Guest Services

Board Member 
Michael Scioscia
General Manager
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Board Member
Nina Shirk
District General Manager
Hyatt House / Hyatt Place across from
Universal


Board Member
Erin Sims
Landform of Central Florida
Allied Relations Council Representative
Board Member
Robert Stanfield
Area Managing Director
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate


Board Member
Bruce Skwarlo
General Manager
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary

Board Member
Bill Thompson
General Manager
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort 
Walt Disney World Company Representative

Board Member
Sean Verney
Area General Manager 
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

Board Member
Glen Vlasic
General Manager
Wyndham Orlando Resort &
Conference Center Celebration Area

Board Member
Justin Williams
General Manager
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Board Member
Chelsea Wynn
Vice President
Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort

Vacation Ownership Representative

Board Member
Ana Zapata
General Manager

Courtyard by Marriott Orlando International Drive

 

The following individuals serve as Ex-Officio (Advisory) Members on the Board of Directors:

Ex-Officio Board Member
Adam Babington 
Director, Government & Industry Relations            
Walt Disney World Company
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Dave Bartek
Senior Vice President

Loews Hotels Universal Orlando
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2016 & 2017
Ex-Officio Board Member
Dennis BeMent
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 1998
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jeff Brinda
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2001
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jim Burns
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2013
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Ron Caimano
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 1990 
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Mark Cicciu
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Security & Safety Council Representative



 
Ex-Officio Board Member 
Carolyn Fennell 
Orlando International Airport /
GOAA Representative 
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Marylouise Fitzgibbon
Walt Disney World Company
Ex-Officio Board Member
Ryan Garro
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Engineer’s Council Representative
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Doug Gehret
Area VP Operations
Hilton WorldWide
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2014
Ex-Officio Board Member
Denis Hanks
FVRMA Representative
Ex-Officio Board Member
Michael Hanley
Wealth Management Strategies of Central Florida
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jim Inglis
Hospitality & Tourism Professor
Valencia College
Ex-Officio Board Member 
Steven Jamieson 
General Manager
The Mall at Millenia
Ex-Officio Board Member
David Kilbury
Orange County Fire Department
Ex-Officio Board Member
Rich Maladecki
Former CFHLA President/CEO 1997-2021
Ex-Officio Board Member
Casandra Matej
President/CEO
Visit Orlando
Ex-Officio Board Member
John McReynolds
Senior Vice President - External Affairs
Universal Parks and Resorts
Ex-Officio Board Member
D.T. Minich 
President / CEO   
Experience Kissimmee
Ex-Officio Board Member
Pamela Nabors
President / CEO
CareerSource Central Florida
Ex-Officio Board Member
Louis Robbins
Former CFHLA Chairman, 2000
Ex-Officio Board Member
Thea Sargent
General Manager
Disney
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2004
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jason Siegel 
Chief Executive Officer 
Greater Orlando Sports Commission - GO Sports!
Ex-Officio Board Member
Gerald Urquiola
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2015
Ex-Officio Board Member
Captain William Van de Water
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Sector VI

Ex-Officio Board Member
Thibaut van Marcke
President
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital / Orlando Health
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Dr. Youcheng Wang
Dean
UCF Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Ex-Officio Board Member
Duane Winjum
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2011