Samantha Padgett serves as Vice President of Government Relations and General Counsel for the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRLA). Samantha oversees FRLA’s Government Relations agenda and provides legal counsel and service to the association and its leadership. She serves as an advocate for the restaurant and lodging industries at the federal, state, and local levels. Samantha graduated cum laude from the University of Florida College of Law and received her B.A. from Emory University. She enjoys reading, movies, rollercoasters, Florida Gator Football, and being a baseball/soccer mom.