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2008 Officers and Board Members Elected for the
Daytona Beach Florida Area Hotel Association
Sharon Hughes, GM of the Hampton Inn Debary to Serve as Chair

DAYTONA BEACH, FL – February 6, 2008 – The Hotel Motel Association of Volusia County announced today its newly elected officers and board of directors for 2008. Bob Davis will serve as President / CEO of the Association and Sharon Hughes, General Manager of the Hampton Inn in Debary, Florida will serve as the chair of the Board of Directors.

The election occurred at their annual board meeting in December that was held at The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores. Daytona Beach, Mayor Glenn Ritchey was the speaker and Volusia County Council Chair, Frank Bruno, swore in the Board of Directors. 

Other officers elected included Gary Brown, Sun Viking Lodge as 1st Vice Chair, Manoj Bhoola, Elite Hospitality as 2nd Vice Chair, Steve Farley, Inn on the Beach as 3rd Vice Chair, Jo Smith, Sleep Inn Ormond Beach as Secretary and Carla Quann, Recording Secretary. 

Board of Directors elected for the 2008 terms included:

• Frank Molnar, Shoreline All Suites Inn
• Aileen Band, Tropical Manor and Audrey’s Beach House
• Brian Lansberry, Bahama House
• David Smiley, The Shores Resort and Spa
• Chad Brunton, Marriott Residence Inn and Courtyard
• Ted Ruta, Coastal Waters Inn
• Chris Fagan, Ramada Inn Speedway
• Jane Peterson, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront
• Rob Pici, Plaza Resort & Spa
• Robert Hietala, Plaza Ocean Club
• Rick Rinear, Grand Seas
• Robert Atkinson, Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center
• Larry Fornari, Hotel Consultant
• Virginia Brown, Hotel Consultant
• Mark Applegate, Hotel Consultant
• Terry McDonough, Brochure Displays
• Graham Bowcher, Bethune Cookman University
• Sharon Mock, Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
• G. Michael Harris, Daytona Beach College
• Scott Edwards, Daytona Welcome Center
• Bennett Greenberg, International Speedway Corporation
• Evelyn Fine, Mid-Florida Marketing
• Rick Hamilton, Ocean Center
The Hotel Motel Association of Volusia County represents over 10,000 rooms and 43,000 employed in the hospitality industry in addition over 150 allied members with more than 15,000 employees. 

The Hotel Motel Association of Volusia County is part of a coalition, which includes The Greater Miami & Beaches Lodging Association and Palm Beach Lodging Association. Combined they represent over 100,000 room and 150,000 employees in the State of Florida. 


Hotel Motel Association of Volusia County
Bob Davis
CEO / President

Also See: Lowe Enterprises Investors Acquires the 212 room Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. for $39.8 million; Destination Hotels & Resorts to Manage / February 2007
Residence Inn by Marriott Daytona Beach Opens with the Marriott Gen7 Suite, Showcasing Zones for Cooking, Dining, Working, Relaxing and Sleeping / April 2006


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