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CFHLA Board of Directors

The following professionals serve as the dedicated and committed leaders of the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association. With their support, these leaders help to guide the association’s new mission of benefiting both the members and the entire hospitality industry.

Chair of the Board
Member of the Board

Barb Bowden

Area Managing Director
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

1st Vice Chair
Jon McGavin-2023

Jon McGavin

Area General Manager
Grande Lakes - Orlando

2nd Vice Chair
Jay Leonard

Jay Leonard

General Manager
Wyndham and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area

Secretary
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Sean Verney

Area General Manager
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Treasurer
Member of the Board

Chris Mueller

General Manager
Hilton Orlando

Assistant Treasurer
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Ally Martin

General Manager
Hyatt House Orlando Airport

 

Historian
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Vacant

 

 

Immediate Past Chair
Member of the Board

Fred Sawyers

Managing Director
Evermore Resort

Board Members

Cindy Andrews
Cindy Andrews

Sunbrite Outdoor Furniture, Inc.
Allied At-Large Representative

Erin Arpke
Erin Arpke

Holiday Inn & Suites
Across from Universal Orlando

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Antonio Baez

General Manager
Melia Orlando Celebration

Member of the Board
Tim Bailey

General Manager
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

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Jacqueline Bozzuto

Partner
Lowndes
Allied Relations Council
Representative

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Suzi Brady

General Manager
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre

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Robert Bray

General Manager
Orlando World Center Marriott

Lana Burke
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

Member of the Board
Joe Cardone

Regional Director of Operations/General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

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Marie Cassamajor

General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Jaret Della Porta
Jaret Della Porta

General Manager
Marriott's Harbour Lake Resort

Duane Dickson
Duane Dickson

General Manager
Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center and The Point Hotel and Suites

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Frank Dolley

General Manager
Coco Key Hotel & Water Resort - Orlando

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Beatriz Dominguez

Clean Tec Services
Allied Relations Council
Representative

Don Dougherty
Don Dougherty

General Manager
Westin Lake Mary Orlando North

Tom Drury
Tom Drury

General Manager
Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Tina Early
Tina Earley

BMS Cat
Allied Relations Council Representative

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Abed Ereikat

General Manager
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
Vacation Ownership Council Representative

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Bill Friedrich

General Manager
Hilton Garden Apopka Inn

Frank Fry
Frank Fry

General Manager
Embassy Suites Downtown Orlando

Member of the Board
Sonja Giselbrecht

General Manager
Bluegreen Vacations - The Fountains Resort

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Maureen Haggerty

Spinout Guest Laundries, Inc.
Allied At-Large Representative

Les Harris
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

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Stacey Herndon

General Manager
Westgate Vacation Villas & Town Center Resort

Steven Hollis
Steven Hollis

General Manager
Vacation Villas at Fantasy World

Member of the Board
Paul Joseph

Managing Director
Hyatt Regency Orlando

Member of the Board
John Lamont

Vice President & General Manager
Florida Hotel & Conference Center

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Lori Lo Duca

General Manager
Cypress Pointe Resort
Vacation Ownership Council Representative

Member of the Board
Jason Lopez

General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando

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Jaclyn Lorigan

General Manager
Hilton North Orlando / Altamonte Springs

Kim Marinaccio
Kim Marinaccio

General Manager
Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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Benjamin McCarney

General Manager
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Member of the Board
Sean McCarron

General Manager
Conrad Orlando

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Bruce McDonald

General Manager
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Member of the Board
Wade Michael

General Manager
StayBridge Suites Orlando Royale Parc Suites

Member of the Board
Clint Militzer

District General Manager
Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center / Celebration

Raman Rama
Raman (R.P.) Rama

President
Sarona Holdings & Hotels

Member of the Board
Michael Scioscia

General Manager
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Member of the Board
Erin Sims

Landform of Central Florida
Allied Relations Council Representative

Anna Snow
Anna Snow

General Manager
Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection

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Cindy Staley

General Manager
Mission Resort + Club

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Katerina Templo

General Manager
Hampton Inn & Suites Clermont

The following individuals serve as Honorary (Advisory) Members on the Board of Directors:
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Adam Babington 

Honorary Board of Director
Director, Government & Industry Relations
Walt Disney World Company

Dennis BeMent
Dennis BeMent

Honorary Board of Director
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 1998

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Justin Bolin

Honorary Board of Director
Engineers Council Representative
Complex Director of Property Operations
Waldorf Astoria Orlando

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Ron Caimano

Honorary Board of Director
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 1990

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Gui Cunha

Honorary Board of Director
Seminole County Office of Economic Development and Tourism

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Steve Hogan

Honorary Board of Director
CEO
Florida Citrus Sports Association

Member of the Board
Steven Jamieson 

Honorary Board of Director 
General Manager
The Mall at Millenia

Member of the Board
Casandra Matej

Honorary Board of Director
President/CEO
Visit Orlando

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Dean Mazzoli

Honorary Board of Director
Security & Safety Council Representative
Senior Security Manager Resorts Region 1
Walt Disney World Company

Member of the Board
John McReynolds

Honorary Board of Director
Senior Vice President - External Affairs
Universal Parks and Resorts

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Dr. Cynthia Mejia

Honorary Board of Director
Interim Dean
University of Central Florida, Rosen College

Member of the Board
D.T. Minich 

Honorary Board of Director
President / CEO
Experience Kissimmee

Member of the Board
Pamela Nabors

Honorary Board of Director
President / CEO
CareerSource Central Florida

Sarah Nemes
Sarah Nemes

Honorary Board of Director
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Member of the Board
Louis Robbins

Honorary Board of Director
Former CFHLA Chairman, 2000

Member of the Board
Jason Siegel 

Honorary Board of Director
Chief Executive Officer
Greater Orlando Sports Commission - GO Sports!

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Mark Tester

Honorary Board of Director
Executive Director
Orange County Convention Center

Kevin Thilbault
Kevin Thibault

Honorary Board of Director
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

Member of the Board
Gerald Urquiola

Honorary Board of Director
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2015

Member of the Board
Duane Winjum

Honorary Board of Director
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2011