|Chairman of Statewide Hospitality Association to Share Industry Insights at Sarasota Luncheon|
|– Hospitality Industry Executives to Attend Event on Thursday, August 18th –|
|(Tallahassee, Fla.) The Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA) is proud to host 2016 FRLA Chairman Lino Maldonado, Vice President of Operations for the Gulf Region for Wyndham Vacation Rentals North America. The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, August 18, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. Maldonado’s presentation will focus on the principles of customer service in the workplace and how to incorporate them into daily operations.
After joining Wyndham Vacation Rentals in 1996, Maldonado moved through several key positions in sales, marketing and operations. Since June of 2007, he has led a staff of more than 1,100 full, part-time and contracted associates and budgets in excess of $500 million. Understanding the importance that community and industry involvement play in the overall success of any business, Maldonado sits on a number of state and local boards. In addition to his role with FRLA, he participates in the following organizations: the Vacation Rental Managers Association, United Way, American Heart Association, Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council and was a founding member of Coastal Vision 3000 “THE Beach” group that was instrumental in bringing the first low-cost air carrier (Southwest Airlines) into the Northwest Florida Panhandle.
WHAT: FRLA Suncoast Chapter Chairman’s Luncheon
WHO: Lino Maldonado, FRLA Chairman
For more information about the event please click here or contact FRLA Director of Membership, Dannette Lynch, at [email protected].
|About the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
FRLA is Florida’s premier non-profit hospitality industry trade association. Our mission is to ‘Protect, Educate and Promote’ Florida’s $82 billion hospitality industry which represents 23% of Florida’s economy and more than 1.1 million employees – making it the state’s number one industry. We offer regulatory compliance and food safety training needs (RCS and SafeStaff®); industry developed career-building high school programs (FRLAEF); sponsor the only event in Florida exclusively serving the restaurant and foodservice industry (FR&L Show, September 27-29, 2016 in Orlando); and we safeguard the needs of the hospitality industry by providing legislative advocacy. We represent and serve more than 10,000 independent and household name members, suppliers, and theme parks. For more information, go to www.FRLA.org and find us on Twitter @FRLAnews, Facebook and YouTube.