2020 Board of Directors 

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

Chairman
Brian Comes
Area Vice President
Hyatt Regency Orlando
1st Vice Chair
Sonja Giselbrecht
General Manager
Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve
2nd Vice Chair
Anthony Lazzara
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
Secretary
Jeff Swirsky

Treasurer
Jorg Heyer
Area General Manager
Sheraton Vistana Resort

Assistant Treasurer
Mark Politte
General Manager 
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Immediate Past Chairman
Jesse Martinez
General Manager
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
Board Member
Tim Bailey
Managing Director of Operations
Loews Hotels

Board Member
Brad Boland
Vice President of Development
Innovative Hospitality Partners

Board Member
Barb Bowden
Complex Managing Director
Loews Sapphire Falls & Royal Pacific Resorts at Universal Orlando

Board Member
Suzi Brady
Area General Manager
Best Western International Drive / Comfort Inn International Drive
Board Member
Robert Bray
General Manager
Orlando World Center Marriott
Board Member
Lana Burke
General Manager
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando I-Drive 360
Board Member
Gina Fedotova
General Manager
Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center
Board Member
Maureen Haggerty
Spinout Guest Laundries, Inc.
Allied Relations Council Representative
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 Pop Century Resort
Walt Disney World Representative

Board Member
John Lamont
General Manager
Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Board Member 
Craig Leicester 

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
Area General Manager
Grande Lakes Orlando
Board Member
Wade Michael
General Manager
Staybridge Suites - Orlando Royale Parc Suites
Board Member
Clint Militzer
Dual General Manager
SpringHill Suites & TownePlace Suites
Orlando Theme Parks / Lake Buena Vista
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
Jorge Reyes
Resort Manager
Marriott's Grande Vista
Vacation Ownership Council Representative
Board Member
Fred Sawyers
Managing Director
Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Bonnet Creek
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 across from Universal Orlando Resort

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
Bill Thompson
General Manager
Disney's Saratoga Spings Resort and Spa
Walt Disney World Company 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 Celebration
Board Member
Glen Winsor
General Manager
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
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
Dave Bartek
 Former CFHLA Chairman
Loews Hotels
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
Marylouise Fitzgibbon
Walt Disney World Company
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
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
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
Gerald Urquiola
Former CFHLA Board Chairman
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