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CFHLA Gives Luncheon

Annually, the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association conducts fundraising for hospitality student scholarships and grants through the CFHLA Gives program. A portion of this program features an “MVP” Committee comprised of 28 CFHLA members, all tasked with collecting donations for an online auction. Through their efforts, CFHLA earned over $165,000 for local hospitality students and schools.

CFHLA awarded 5 hospitality student scholarships and 7 educational grants at the CFHLA Gives Luncheon on April 25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando.

The members of the 2019 CFHLA MVP Committee include:

Cindy Andrews
Sunbrite Outdoor Furniture

David Baird
Vermana

Brad Boland
CLC World Resorts & Hotels

Jackie Bozzuto
Lowndes

Ralph Burch
Pro-Air Mechanical

Keri Burns
The Ballantine Group

Lauren Carelli
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

Jill Cooper
Blown Away, LLC

Ruthann DiLauri
Minuteman Press

Don Dooley
Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets

Kyle Ferris
ACE Relocation Systems

John Gill
Premier Elevator Co., Inc.

Maureen Haggerty
Spinout Guest Laundries, Inc.

Michael Hanley
Wealth Management Strategies of Central Florida

Steven Jamieson
The Mall at Millenia

Steve Kliamenakis
Barker Specialty Florida

Justin May-Lawhon
Florida Patio Furniture

John McCracken
Marriott Village Orlando

Mark Moravec
Bags

Louis Robbins
Key Performance Hospitality Management

Lou Rocco
Global Sourcing International, LLC

Erin Sims
Landform of Central Florida

Christopher Thornhill
Interstate Restoration

Cindy Traenkner
Domino’s

Steve Vinciguerra
SeaWorld Parks & Resorts

Jody Walker
Accentria Insurance

Amy Walsh
Universal Orlando Resort

Charlie Weddle
TRS Wireless, Inc.

CFHLA would like to recognize the top contributor from the CFHLA MVP Committee, Erin Sims of Landform of Central Florida. CFHLA thanks Erin and all of the 2019 CFHLA MVP Committee for their enthusiastic support of hospitality education.

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Written by Rich Maladecki

Richard Maladecki has served as President / CEO of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA) for over 20 years. As President / CEO of the “World’s Largest Regional Lodging Association” he is responsible for managing a 50 member Board of Directors, consisting of lodging General Managers and tourism industry Executives.

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