On Thursday, July 25, the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association conducted a Membership Luncheon at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort. The luncheon featured a Transportation Update provided by Bob O’Malley, Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Virgin Trains USA and David Parks, Public Communications Coordinator, the I-4 Ultimate Project. Mr. O’Malley and Mr. Parks shared information on the exciting transportation enhancements that are slated for Central Florida.
Additionally, this luncheon featured recognition of the CFHLA Members of the Month. March Members of the Month were Marylouise Fitzgibbon, Walt Disney World Resorts and Ralph Burch, Pro-Air Mechanical. April Members of the Month were Suzi Brady, Royale Parc Hotel Orlando —Lake Buena Vista and Tim Yousef, Drip Communications. May Members of the Month were Anthony Lazzara, Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal and Don Dooley, Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets. June Members of the Month were Chris Mueller, Hilton Orlando and Carey Carter, T-Mobile. July Members of the Month were Mike Magnelli, Las Palmeras by Hilton Grand Vacations and David George, formerly of Greenery Productions.
In conjunction with this activity, the CFHLA Cares program conducted the second collection drive for 2019. This Back-to-School Collection Drive brought in 35,000 items for homeless students in Orange and Osceola counties.