2023 Board of Directors 

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

Chair of the Board
Anthony Lazzara
General Manager
Hotel Kinetic Orlando Universal Blvd..

1st Vice Chair
Jeff Swirsky
General Manager
Delta Marriott Hotel Orlando Celebration
2nd Vice Chair
Jorg Heyer
Area General Manager
Sheraton Vistana Resort
Secretary
Barb Bowden
Area Managing Director
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

Treasurer
Chris Mueller
General Manager
Hilton Orlando

Assistant Treasurer
Jay Leonard
Complex General Manager
Wyndham and Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
Disney Springs Resort Area

Historian
Jesse Martinez
General Manager
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
Immediate Past Chair
Sonja Giselbrecht
General Manager
Bluegreen Vacations - The Fountains Resort

Board Member
Erin Arpke
General Manager
Avanti International Resort
Board Member
Tim Bailey
General Manager
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando

Board Member
Brad Boland
Vice President of Development
Innovative Hospitality Partners

Board Member
Suzi Brady
General Manager
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista at Vista Centre

 

Board Member
Robert Bray
General Manager
Orlando World Center Marriott & Convention Center

Board Member
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

Board Member
Joe Cardone
Regional Director of Operations/General Manager

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld

Board Member
Joseph Delgado
General Manager
The Celeste Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel

 



 

Board Member
Duane Dickson
General Manager
Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center and
The Point Hotel and Suites



 

Board Member
Don Dougherty
General Manager
Westin Lake Mary Orlando North



 

Board Member
Tina Earley
Commercial Account Manager
BMS Cat
Allied Relations Council Representative



 

Board Member
Abed Ereikat
General Manager
Hilton Grand Vacations at SeaWorld
Vacation Ownership Council Representative



 

Board Member
Kristen Hammac
General Manager
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
 

Board Member
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 

Board Member
Keith Hess
General Manager

Holiday Inn Orlando Suites - Waterpark
Board Member
Steven Hollis
General Manager

Vacation Villas at Fantasy World
 
Board Member
Paul Joseph
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Board Member
Johann Krieger
General Manager
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Board Member
John Lamont
Vice President & General Manager
Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Board Member
Craig Leicester
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando - Downtown


Board Member
Michelle Logel
General Manager
Hyatt Place Orlando I-Drive/Convention Center
 

Board Member
Jason Lopez
General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance
to Universal Orlando

Board Member
Kim Marinaccio
General Manager
Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts

 

Board Member
Ally Martin
General Manager
Hyatt House Orlando International 
Airport

 
Board Member
Sean McCarron
General Manager
Conrad Orlando
Board Member
Wade Michael
General Manager
Staybridge Suites - Orlando Royale Parc Suites
Board Member
Clint Militzer
General Manager
Aloft & Element Orlando International Drive

Board Member
Kristen Hammac
General Manager
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
 

Board Member
Raman (R.P.) Rama
President
Sarona Holdings & Hotels

Board Member
Jonathan Raz
General Manager
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

 
Board Member
Jorge Reyes
General Manager
Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort
Vacation Ownership Council Representative

Board Member 
Fred Sawyers
Managing Director
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek/
Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Board Member 
Paul Schmidt

Board Member 
Michael Scioscia
General Manager
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

Board Member
Nina Shirk
District General Manager
Hyatt House / Hyatt Place across from
Universal


Board Member
Erin Sims
Landform of Central Florida
Allied Relations Council Representative
Board Member
Anna Snow
General Manager
Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection
 
Board Member
Robert Stanfield
Area Managing Director
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate


Board Member
Sean Verney
Area General Manager 
Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort and
Walt Disney World Swan Reserve

Board Member
Glen Vlasic
General Manager
Wyndham Orlando Resort &
Conference Center Celebration Area

Board Member
Justin Williams
General Manager
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando

 

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
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
Mark Cicciu
Hyatt Regency Orlando
Security & Safety Council Representative



 
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
Ryan Garro
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Engineer’s Council Representative
 
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
Michael Hanley
Wealth Management Strategies of Central Florida
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
Casandra Matej
President/CEO
Visit Orlando
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
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
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
Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando North
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2011