Dan Murphy is Vice President of Corporate Relations and Membership for the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and has been involved in the hospitality industry for more than 20 years. Mr. Murphy is a passionate sales and marketing professional and over the past 16 years with FRLA he has continually increased membership and retention, developed various programs and events to serve the industry and created a sponsorship program that is top in the nation. His work requires in-depth industry knowledge and constant contact with restaurant and hotel operators as well as industry suppliers like Heartland Payment Systems, Coca-Cola, American Express and many others.
He is involved with national industry organizations including the National Restaurant Association, American Hotel and Lodging Association and the Council of State Restaurant Associations. Prior to working with the FRLA Mr. Murphy was a hospitality education trainer for the state of Florida. Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in business from Indiana University and currently lives in Tallahassee, Florida where he enjoys hunting and fishing with his family.