Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association
Richard Maladecki has served as President / CEO of the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association (CFHLA) for 19 years. As President / CEO of the “World’s Largest Regional Lodging Association” he is responsible for overseeing a $2 million budget and managing a 45 member Board of Directors, consisting of lodging General Managers and tourism industry Executives.
With over 30 years of non-profit executive experience, Mr. Maladecki has held positions with a diverse group of association including Junior Achievement, Executive Director of The Electrical Association of Philadelphia and President of Parents, Inc. In 1995, he published a 180 page book for non-profit managers entitled Bits, Tips, and Power Points (published by the American Society of Association Executives, Washington, D.C.).
Mr. Maladecki has distinguished his reputation through involvement in Central Florida Community to include Board Member on Visit Orlando (Destination Marketing Organization), former President of Orange County Library Board of Trustees, the Central Florida Boy Scouts Council and is a former Valencia Foundation Board of Directors Member. In 2013, Mr. Maladecki was honored as a Boy Scouts of Central Florida “Silver Beaver” Awardee. Additionally in 2013, Mr. Maladecki was inducted in the Central Florida Hospitality “Hall of Fame.” He has also served on the Blue Ribbon Task Force and the Orange County Sheriff’s Transitional Team. In 2011, Mr. Maladecki was invited as the UCF “Commencement Speaker” for the Spring graduating class. In 2001, Mr. Maladecki earned the “Certified Association Executive” (CAE) designation, from American Society of Association Executives.
For ten consecutive years, he has been one of Orlando Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful People.” As an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida, Mr. Maladecki teaches courses in Volunteer Management, Non Profit Organizations and Resource Development. Mr. Maladecki is also an active member of the Dr. Phillips Rotary Club.
Sunday, June 26
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM