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Leadership Mentoring Class III

The Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (CFHLA) is proud to announce the selection of 18 mentees and 30 mentors, who will participate in CFHLA’s Leadership Mentoring Program, Class III. Each of these individuals represent our up-and-coming diverse and future leaders of the hospitality industry throughout Orange, Osceola, and Seminole County.

In 2022, the CFHLA Diversity Committee led the charge to create a brand-new and innovative leadership mentoring program, that would be designed to build more diverse leaders within the hospitality industry moving forward. In the inaugural class, CFHLA had 16 mentors help eight rising stars advance in their careers, by providing skill-development opportunities to a diverse group of mid-level leaders from various lodging and allied member companies across Central Florida.

This year, the program has continued to grow and each participant will be mentored by at least two industry professionals throughout the year. Furthermore, the participants will focus on developing additional transferable leadership skills including leadership management, public speaking, networking, conflict resolution and emotional intelligence.

Congratulations to the 18 individuals who have been selected to participate in Class III of the CFHLA Leadership Mentoring Program.

Additionally, CFHLA would like to thank the hospitality professionals who have graciously agreed to help mentor the next generation of hospitality industry professionals.

Meet Class III of the CFHLA Leadership Mentoring Program:

Allen, Virginia

Virginia Allen

Busche, Kat Cropped

Kathryn Busche
Catering Sales Manager
AC by Marriott Orlando Downtown

Chorna, Viktoriia

Viktoriia Chorna
Food & Beverage Supervisor
Hyatt House Orlando Airport

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Cinthia Cuervo Sen
Sencu Construction

Jacskon, Yoneysi

Yoneysi Jackson
Director of Outlets
Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center / Celebration

Jones, Johnita

Johnita Jones
Director of Housekeeping
Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive

Kramer, Veronica Cropped

Veronica Kramer
Hotel Sales Coordinator
Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Cullen Leist Flipped

Cullen Leist
Assistant Director of Finance & Accounting
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort

Cady Headshot

Cady Lewis
Event Coordinator
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Lomelino, Michelle

Michelle Lomelino
Director of Business Development
TopTalent Staffing

Moales, Jonathan

Jonathan Morales
Sales Administrative Assistant
Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista

Gustavo Headshot

Gustavo Morales
Laundry Manager
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport

Morgan, Analuz

Analuz Morgan
Director of Front Office
Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport

Nalis, Tom Cropped

Tom Nalis
Food & Beverage Supervisor
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort Disney Springs Resort Area

Noel, Elijah

Elijah Noel
Café Manager
The Alfond Inn at Rollins

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Mariely Rodriguez
Co-Owner & Operations Manager
Umano Resources LLC


Marisabel Rodriguez-Calderon
Security Manager
Holiday Inn Club Vacations - Orange Lake Resort

Santiago, Marelix

Marelix Santiago
Front Office Manager
Holiday Inn Orlando International Resort

Class III Mentors:

Minerva Aponte, Coco Key Resort & Water Park Orlando
Erin Arpke, Holiday Inn & Suites across from Universal Orlando
Jonathan Barisano, Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
Oliver Boudet, Hyatt House Orlando Airport
Keith Bourkney, EmployU
Suzi Brady, Courtyard Olrando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre
Dan DeBord, The Grove Resort & Water Park
Kelly Endres, Greater Florida Electrical Contractors
Colleen Hazen, Brush & Brand
Richard Hess, Hilton Orlando
Jorg Heyer, Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Mike Hinks, Marriott Orlando Downtown
Marshall Kelberman, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
David Lindsey, FPIS
Ally Martin, Hyatt House Orlando Airport

Benjamin McCarney, Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Bruce McDonald, Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Keith McRae, Holiday Inn Club Vacations - Orange Lake Resort
Clint Militzer, Wyndham Orlando Resort & Conference Center / Celebration
Crystal Morrell, Marriott International
Seilly Pacheco, Celebration Hotel
Louanna Perez, Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Johana Pinto, Clean Tec Services
Lou Rocco, Global Sourcing International, LLC
Gregg Rothberg, Florida Paints
Georgia Sheffield, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
Steven Smith, Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
Paul Webber, Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Veronika Williams, Homewood Suites Orlando Theme Parks
Duane Winjum, Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North