Maray Rodriguez – President
Maray Rodriguez was originally born in Cuba and worked her way in hospitality starting from F&B to HR while obtaining a Bachelors in Hospitality Management from FIU.
Bobbie Mesa – VP / Event Chair
With over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, I am the VP, People and Culture at Acqualina Resort and Spa on the Beach, a luxury brand with over 400 employees. I oversee all aspects of human resources management and strategy, ensuring alignment with the company’s vision, values, and goals.
Aka Ali-Kerr – Program Chair
Aka Ali-Kerr is presently the HR Director at the Confidante Hotel, Hyatt Hotels. She is an author and a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker.
Svitlana Simohutina – Membership Chair
Svitlana is a seasoned marketer with over 15 years of experience. Currently serving as the Marketing Director and Business Development professional at FastCare.
Zachary Rosenthal – Membership Chair
Zachary grew up in South Florida and attended college at the University of Central Florida attaining a degree in Marketing.
Freyda Hyman – Secretary/Treasurer
Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Freyda is a graduate of Brooklyn College where she met her husband of 54 years. She moved to South Florida shortly after getting married. Freyda has been the Secretary for the South Florida Hospitality Human Resources Association since 1989.