SGMP Central Florida

SGMP Central Florida Chapter Board Candidates Announced

Lori Murton, CGMP, CPP, CeP

Lori is the Assistant Director of Continuing Dental Education at the University of Florida where she coordinates over 100 course events every year. Lori has extensive background in business management that extends into multiple industries; education, hospitality, veterinary and manufacturing, to name a few. Lori expects to put her experience and organizational skills to good use for the Central Florida Chapter of SGMP. Two fun facts: Lori has a degree in Equine Studies and is a certified Yoga Instructor.



Dustin Sims - DOS at Aloft by Marriott. Dustin also works for Aimbridge Hospitality. 

Dustin has held leadership roles such as, GM with Marriott, Executive Director of a Senior Care community and an AGM at two independent properties in Cocoa Beach & Orlando. 

Dustin has won many awards, including Lead GM of 2015, hotel of the year in 2016, and Top Performing Director of Sales out of 1,500 hotels in 2020. 

My goal is to work closely with SGMP and its members so I can learn more about our market and most importantly, be a resource to other members. 

Erma Sams

Erma Sams 

*Owner of Essence Events 

*Secretary for the Rosa Parks Quite Courage Committee 

*Board member for the Cultural Arts Coalition 

*Member of the Gainesville Chamber 

*Past Co- Chair for the Gainesville Professional Wedding Vendors 

*Winner of the May Award for Community Service. 

  The talents that I would bring to the chapter board would be my ability to be keep everything in great order. I am super organized I love working a diverse group with many talents that we as a team can make our chapter number one.


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