2018 Board of Directors 

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

Chairman
Fred Sawyers
Complex General Manager
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
1st Vice Chairman
Brian Comes
Area Vice President
Hyatt Regency Orlando
2nd Vice Chairman
Jesse Martinez
General Manager
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
 
Secretary
Marylouise Fitzgibbon
General Manager
Walt Disney World Resorts
Walt Disney World Company Representative
Treasurer
Sonja Giselbrecht
General Manager
Sheraton Suites Orlando Airport

 
Assistant Treasurer
Jorg Heyer
General Manager
Sheraton Vistana Villages
 
Historian
Peter Kacheris
Managing Director
Bonnet Creek Resort 
(Waldorf Astoria Orlando / Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek)
 
Immediate Past Chairman
David Bartek
Vice President of Operations
Loews Hotels
 
Board Member
Stephanie Banks
General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
 
Board Member
Brad Boland
General Manager
CLC World Resorts & Hotels
Board Member
Lana Burke
General Manager
Homewood Suites Orlando International Drive / Convention Center
 
Board Member
Ross Burke 
General Manager,
Blue Heron Beach Resort 
 
Board Member
David Chilton
Allied Relations Council Board Representative
 
Board Member
Gina Fedotova
General Manager
Residence Inn Orlando Convention Center
 
Board Member
Charles Fisher 
Resort Manager
Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Board Member
DeAngelo Hammond

Board Member
Carlton Hudson
General Manager
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando
 

Board Member
Jay Hunt 
Senior Account Manager
Massey Services, Inc.
Allied Relations Council Board Representative

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

Board Member
Brian Koivu
Vice President
Bluegreen Corporation

Board Member
Johann Krieger
General Manager
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Board Member
Anthony Lazzara
General Manager
Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal
Board Member 
Craig Leicester 
General Manager
Aloft Orlando Downtown
 
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
John McCracken
General Manager
Marriott Village Orlando
Board Member
Bruce McDonald
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
 Board Member 
Jon McGavin
General Manager
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Board Member
Wade Michael
General Manager,
Quality Suites Royale Parc Suites
Board Member
Chris Mueller
General Manager
Hilton Orlando
Board Member
Ron Nagy
General Manager
Bohemian Hotel Celebration
Board Member
Rod O'Connor
General Manager
Avanti Resort Orlando
 
Board Member
Keith Odza
General Manager
Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Vacation Rental Council Representative
Board Member
Thomas Petrillo
General Manager
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
 
Board Member
Mark Politte
General Manager
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
 

Board Member
Frank Quallen
General Manager
Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel

Board Member
Louis Robbins
President
Key Performance Hospitality Management
Board Member
Ralph Scatena
General Manager
Orlando World Center Marriott
Board Member 
Cheryl Seckman 
General Manager
Courtyard by Marriott Orlando Downtown
Board Member
Nina Shirk
General Manager
Hyatt Place Orlando / Universal

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
Jeff Swirsky
General Manager
Holiday Inn Resort Lake Buena Vista
 

Board Member
Bill Thompson
General Manager
Disney's Saratoga Spings Resort and Spa
Walt Disney World Company Representative

 

Board Member
Gerald Urquiola
General Manager
Caribe Royale Orlando

Board Member
Michael Wilke
Dual General Manager
SpringHill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld

 
Board Member
Duane Winjum
General Manager
Melia Orlando Suite Hotel
 
Board Member
Glen Winsor
General Manager
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
 
Board Member
Brian Wong
Owner / General Manager
Celebration Suites Hotel
 

 

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
Dennis BeMent
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 1998
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Pat Breeding
Instructional Support for Hospitality & Tourism Programs
Orange County Public Schools
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jeff Brinda
General Manager,
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2001
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jim Burns
Vice President / Managing Director,
Grande Lakes Orlando
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2013
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Ron Caimano
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 1990 
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jeannette Eberle, PhD
Professor of Finance
Webber International University
 
Ex-Officio Board Member 
Captain Jeff Eifler 
Orange County Sheriff's Office Former CFHLA Board Chairman
 
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
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 
Edward Johnson 
Chief Executive Officer
Lynx
Ex-Officio Board Member
David Kilbury
Orange County Fire Department
Ex-Officio Board Member
Keith Luka
Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites - Waterpark
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
Steve Moccio 
Director of Food and Beverage 
DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
Food & Beverage Council Representative
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Pamela Nabors
President / CEO
CareerSource Central Florida
Ex-Officio Board Member
Dr. Abraham Pizam
Dean
University of Central Florida -
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Loren Poor
Director of Security
Hilton Orlando
Security & Safety Council Representative
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Thea Sargent
General Manager
Disney's Wilderness Lodge
Former CFHLA Board Chairman, 2004
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Jason Siegel
Interim President & CEO
Central Florida Sports Commission
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Beth Thibodaux
Vice President, State & Domestic Affairs
SeaWorld Parks & Resorts
 
Ex-Officio Board Member
Thibaut van Marcke
President
Dr. P. Phillips Hospital / Orlando Health