2019 Board of Directors 

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

Chairman
Jesse Martinez
General Manager
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
1st Vice Chair
Brian Comes
Area Vice President
Hyatt Regency Orlando
2nd Vice Chair
Gerald Urquiola
General Manager
Caribe Royale Orlando
Secretary
Anthony Lazzara
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
Treasurer
Sonja Giselbrecht
General Manager
Marriott Lakeshore Reserve

 
Assistant Treasurer
Jorg Heyer
General Manager
Sheraton Vistana Villages
Historian
Peter Kacheris
Managing Director
Bonnet Creek Resort 
(Waldorf Astoria Orlando / Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek)
 
Immediate Past Chairman
Fred Sawyers
Complex General Manager
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Board Member
Tim Bailey
Managing Director of Operations
Loews Hotels
Board Member
Stephanie Banks
General Manager 
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown 
 
Board Member
Dave Bartek 
Vice President of Operations
Loews Hotels 

Board Member
Harold Bassler
General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

Board Member
Brad Boland
General Manager
CLC World Resorts & Hotels

Board Member
Suzi Brady
Area General Manager
Comfort Inn International Drive
Board Member
Lana Burke
General Manager
Homewood Suites Orlando International Drive / Convention Center
 
Board Member
Ross Burke 
Minuteman Press
Board Member
David Chilton
Ehrlich
Allied Relations Council Board Representative
 
Board Member
Gina Fedotova
General Manager
Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center
 
Board Member 
Charles Fisher 
Resort Manager 
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Board Member 
Maureen Haggerty
Spinout Guest Laundries, Inc.
Allied Relations Council Representative
Board Member
Paul Joseph
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Board Member
Siegbert Kindl
Regional Director of Operations
Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown

Board Member
John Lamont
General Manager
Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Board Member 
Craig Leicester 
General Manager
Aloft Orlando Downtown
 
Board Member
Jay Leonard
General Manager
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort Disney Springs Resort Area /
Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area

Board Member
Kristin Lindsay 
General Manager
Disney's All-Star Music Resort
Walt Disney World Representative
Board Member
Mike Magnelli 
General Manager
Las Palmeras by Hilton Grand Vacations
Vacation Ownership Council Representative
Board Member
Sean McCarron
General Manager
Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Board Member
John McCracken
General Manager
Marriott Village Orlando
Board Member
Bruce McDonald
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
 Board Member 
Jon McGavin
General Manager
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Board Member
Wade Michael
General Manager,
Royale Parc Suites
Board Member
Chris Mueller
General Manager
Hilton Orlando
Board Member
Ron Nagy
General Manager
Bohemian Hotel Celebration
Board Member
Thomas Petrillo
General Manager
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
 
Board Member
Mark Politte
General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
 
Board Member
Louis Robbins
President
Key Performance Hospitality Management
Board Member 
Cheryl Seckman 
General Manager
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown
Board Member
Nina Shirk
District General Manager
Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort
Hyatt Place Orlando / Universal

Board Member
Bruce Skwarlo
General Manager
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
Board Member
Cindy Staley
General Manager
Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort
 
Board Member
Robert Stanfield
General Manager
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
 
Board Member
Jeff Swirsky
Regional Director of Hotel Operations
AD1 Global, Inc.
 

Board Member
Bill Thompson
General Manager
Disney's Saratoga Spings Resort and Spa
Walt Disney World Company Representative

 

Board Member
Rembert Vonk
Owner
Excellent Vacation Homes
Vacation Ownership Council Representative

Board Member
Michael Wilke
Dual General Manager 
SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld 

Board Member
Justin Williams
General Manager
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Board Member
Duane Winjum
General Manager
Melia Orlando Suite Hotel
 
Board Member
Glen Winsor
General Manager
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
 
Board Member 
Brian Wong 
Owner / General Manager 
Celebration Suites Hotel
 
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
George Aguel
President / CEO
Visit Orlando
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Adam Babington
Director, Government & Industry Relations
Walt Disney World Company
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Dennis BeMent
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 1998
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Michelle Brady-Palmer
Corporate Manager, External Affairs
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Pat Breeding
Instructional Support for Hospitality & Tourism Programs
Orange County Public Schools
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jeff Brinda
General Manager,
Embassy Suites Tampa Westshore
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
Pat Engfer
Former CFHLA Board Chairperson, 2002 and 2006
Ex-Officio Board Member
Carolyn Fennell
Orlando International Airport / GOAA Representative
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Doug Gehret
Area VP Operations, Central Florida & South Carolina
Hilton WorldWide
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2014
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Denis Hanks
FVRMA Representative
Ex-Officio Board Member
Greg Hauenstein
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2007 & 2009
 
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
Keith Luka
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Engineer's Council Representative
Ex-Officio Board Member
John McReynolds
Vice President - Government Relations
Universal Orlando Resort
Ex-Officio Board Member
D.T. Minich 
President / CEO   
Experience Kissimmee
Ex-Officio Board Member
Steve Moccio 
Director of Food and Beverage 
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Food & Beverage Council Representative
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Pamela Nabors
President / CEO
CareerSource Central Florida
Ex-Officio Board Member
Loren Poor
Director of Security
Hilton Orlando
Security & Safety Council Representative
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Thea Sargent
General Manager
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2004
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jason Siegel
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Orlando Sports Commission - GO Sports!
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