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High School Outreach

CFHLA’s Lodging and Allied Members have been participating in our Adopt-A-School program since 2002. Unfortunately, several of our local middle and high schools, which have hospitality magnet programs, do not have as strong of a connection with CFHLA and our members.

This Subcommittee has begun to work with our local school boards to develop new outreach activities in Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties, including field trips and increased mentorship and internship opportunities, that will support these magnet programs and advance CFHLA’s commitment to the future workforce of the hospitality industry.

If you have any questions and/or would like to participate, please contact CFHLA Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships Melanie Anesh, at 407-313-5022 or


2024 Committee Leadership:

Co-Chairs: Les Harris, Hilton Garden Lake Buena Vista/Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista - Orlando/Homewood Suites by Hilton Orlando Theme Parks & Amy Walsh, Domino's

Allied Liaisons: Pete Woodruff, Southeastern Laundry Equipment & Amy Walsh, Domino's

Next Committee Meeting:
Time: TBD
Location: ZOOM