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October Professional Development Meeting

October 21, 2022 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Special Thanks to our Professional Development Meeting sponsor: Showcase Properties of Central Florida! 

Friday, October 21st| 11:30 a.m. Hot buffet lunch served | 11:45 a.m. Leadership icebreaker | noon – 1 p.m. Professional Development Guest Speaker

Attend our October professional development meeting at the College of Central Florida as Lisa Lombardo presents on how “Culture that drives engagement yields retention”. This workshop will touch on why culture matters and what it is a (and isn’t); while focusing most on how to create and implement programs that increase engagement. 

Hot buffet lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m., Leadership ice-breaker starts at 11:45 a.m., and the one-hour program begins promptly at noon.

The cost to attend  is $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP by emailing the Ocala Chapter at [email protected]

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Lisa is the Chief People and Culture Officer for HDG Hotels. Her go-to words include “onward” and “be bold.” She has worked in a leadership and mentoring capacity with nonprofits, financial institutions, arts organizations, televised and other high profile events, higher education institutions, start-ups, individual executives, and now hospitality.

Before joining the HDG Hotels team, Lisa worked in roles such as the Director of Development at the CF Foundation and Campaign Counsel for the Central Florida Y’s DeLuca YMCA, helping each raise their single largest charitable gifts at that time. As a consultant, she worked with a diverse roster of clients including Broadway based organizations; which fed her passion for the performing arts – a lifelong love that also motivated her co-founding a performing arts conservatory. She has also led organizations through overhauls of mission statements, global brand launches, conducted board development trainings, and represented brands throughout the state of Florida, nationally and internationally through partnerships such as the LPGA.

When asked what motivates her, she answers, “People.” She believes the first step toward progress is having clarity of purpose – knowing your “why”. As HDG’s Chief People and Culture Officer, she leads all things “engagement”. Internally, that means making sure the team members we onboard feel on board, especially with our vision, mission, and core values. Externally, that includes representing HDG within the industry, in government affairs, communications, and community outreach. Lisa received a bachelor of arts in Communication Studies from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and a master of arts in Public Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa.


October 21, 2022
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Ocala FPRA Professional Development Meeting and Luncheon
2531 East Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470 United States


FPRA Ocala Chapter
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