2021 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
Sonja Giselbrecht
General Manager
Marriott's Cypress Harbour
2nd Vice Chair
Anthony Lazzara

General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
Secretary
Jeff Swirsky
Area General Manager
Encore Resort at Reunion
Treasurer
Jorg Heyer
Area General Manager
Sheraton Vistana Resort

Assistant Treasurer
Barb Bowden
Area Managing Director
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

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

Immediate Past Chairman
Brian Comes
Area Vice President & General Manager
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Board Member
Erin Arpke
Interim 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
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Orlando Airport

 

Board Member
Robert Bray
General Manager
Orlando World Center Marriott
Board Member
Joe Cardone
General Manager

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

Board Member
Jill Cooper
Blown Away

Allied Relations Council Representative

Board Member
Gina Fedotova
General Manager

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando Airport
at Gateway Village
Board Member
Michael Hanley
Wealth Management Strategies of Central Florida

Allied Relations Council Representative
Board Member
Keith Hess
General Manager

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

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

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

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

Board Member
Kristin Lindsay 
General Manager
Disney's Art of Animation Resort
Walt Disney World 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
Area General Manager
Grande Lakes Orlando
Board Member
Wade Michael
General Manager
Staybridge Suites - Orlando Royale Parc Suites
Board Member
Chris Mueller
General Manager
Hilton Orlando
Board Member
Cedric Pas
General Manager
Floridays Resort Orlando 
Board Member
Rob Pici
General Manager
Wyndham Orlando Resort &
Conference Center Celebration
Board Member
Mark Politte
Vice President Operations
Aimbridge Hospitality

 

Board Member
Jorge Reyes
General Manager
Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve
Vacation Ownership Council Representative

Board Member 
Diana Saumell
General Manager
TRYP by Wyndham & La Quinta Orlando
International Drive Theme Parks

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

Board Member 
Cheryl Seckman 
General Manager
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown
Board Member
Nina Shirk
District General Manager
Hyatt House / Hyatt Place across from
Universal Orlando Resort


Board Member
Bruce Skwarlo
General Manager
Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
Board Member
Cindy Staley
General Manager
B Resort and Spa Disney Springs Resort Area

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
Justin Williams
General Manager
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

Board Member
Chelsea Wynn
Vice President and General Manager
Orange Lake Resort


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
Michelle Brady-Palmer
Corporate Manager, External Affairs
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
 
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 
Carolyn Fennell 
Orlando International Airport /
GOAA Representative 
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Marylouise Fitzgibbon
Walt Disney World Company
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
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
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
Loren Poor
Director of Security
Hilton Orlando
Security & Safety Council Representative
 
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
Curt Taylor
Facilities Director

The Mall at Millenia
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
The Plaza Resort and Spa
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2011