MEMBERSHIP STAFF

JONATHAN LESTER

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

Jonathan is originally from Avon, Connecticut where he attended high school at Avon Old Farms School and attended Roanoke College in Salem, VA as a Business major. He entered the Hospitality industry after college and went on to attend the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Jonathan worked with famed Chef Marcel Desaulniers in Williamsburg VA at the Trellis Restaurant and the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas where Jonathan left the kitchen. He eventually moved to Palm Beach and worked as a Food & Beverage Director at The Brazillian Court Hotel in Palm Beach. All before finding a home with Ocean Properties, LTD. Jonathan previously held positions with Ocean Properties at our Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa, and the Delray Beach Marriott. 

As always, your Director of Membership is here to be sure all your membership needs are met and to assist with any questions you may have. As we look ahead to the new season we can assure you it will be filled with exciting events, great camaraderie and a year filled with making new memories.

 

Dan Wade

Member Events Manager

Dan has been in the industry for over 25 years. While working in places such as Martha’s Vineyard, Highlands NC. and Cambridge MA, Dan studied Marketing at Mars Hill College. After got his degree he moved to Boston, where his passion for food and people continued to grow. While living in Boston, Dan began his work as a grill cook and gained over 10 years of culinary experience before ving to the “front of the house”.

In 2006 Dan moved to Florida where he became the Banquet Manager for The Longboat Key Club. With Dan’s extensive experience and his creative eye he has now grown into the position of the Member Event Manager at the Club.

Dan is a creative and results-proven events management professional offering years of experience. Dan has planned and worked events for past Presidents and dignitaries as well as countless Celebrities. Dan thrives in dynamic high pressure environments and is an expert at planning any type of event or wedding, establishing budgets, reviewing locations and choosing the perfect venue. Dan’s passion for people and the desire to create memories that last a lifetime is why he is the perfect fit for Longboat Key Club.

Laura Szajewski

Membership Coordinator

Our newest addition to the membership team and originally from New Jersey, Laura has resided in Florida for over twenty years. She graduated from Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She started her career designing and building computer systems for Prudential and AT&T. After a lengthy sabbatical to raise her son, Laura rejoined the workforce in sales. Working for companies such as Macys, Nutro Pet Foods, and Russell Stover Candies, Laura gained a reputation for her outgoing personality and excellence in customer service. Recently, she was the Assistant Store Manager for Kilwins at St. Armands Circle. Laura was an avid volunteer at the Out-Of-Door Academy, where her son attended for twelve years. She loves to watch sports and has a passion for animals.

           

Devon Bridger

MEMBERSHIP ASSISTANT

Devon recently moved back to this area after growing up in North Port. He has an Associate’s Degree in Sales Management and Marketing from Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown, VA. His positions with Sprint and Mercedes-Benz in Roanoke, VA, helped hone his customer service skills and expand on his schooling in Business practices. Devon looks forward to meeting and assisting members. For leisure Devon enjoys fishing, watching sports, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends.

Pam Converse

Member Accountant

Pam has been an accounting associate with LBKC for three years working in various positions associated with Food and Beverage, Group and Member accounting. She joined us from The Colony where she was the Assistant Food & Beverage Director. Prior to The Colony she owned and operated her own inn, the Merrill Magee House in the Adirondacks, NY.