Visit Sarasota County Employees Appointed to VISIT FLORIDA Committees
SARASOTA, FL – (June 11, 2015)– VISIT FLORIDA, the Official Tourism Marketing Corporation for the State of Florida, recently announced the names of those selected to serve on VISIT FLORIDA committees in the upcoming year. Four Visit Sarasota County (VSC) staff members have been chosen by VISIT FLORIDA to serve on these committees that shape the programming for VISIT FLORIDA to market the State of Florida as a travel and tourism destination.
VSC staff members and their appointments are as follows:
- Virginia Haley, President was appointed to serve on the Visit Florida Board of Directors for the second year.
- Erin Duggan, Director of Brand, was appointed to the Advertising and Internet Committee.
- Kelly Defebo, Director of Sales, was appointed to the International Sales Committee.
- Lynn Hobeck Bates, Public Relations Manager, was appointed to the Communications Committee.
The term for these VISIT FLORIDA Committees, is effective July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. Visit Sarasota County leads and supports the tourism industry in Sarasota County by providing the highest quality, and most innovative, marketing programs and promotions to ensure the continued growth of tourism and travel from visitors around the world.
About Sarasota County
Located on Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County offers a vibrant arts and cultural scene, a diverse array of culinary experiences and a variety of opportunities to take advantage of the clear waters and the great outdoors. Sarasota County provides the quintessential, laid-back beach getaway with numerous sprawling, white-sand beaches, including Siesta Key Beach, named the top beach in America by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice™ in 2015 and “America’s Best Beach” in 2011 by Stephen Leatherman, aka, Dr. Beach. Dubbed “Home of the American Circus,” Sarasota County served as the headquarters for the Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus for 75 years, and visitors can experience its unique circus heritage first-hand by following the circus trail or catching a performance by one of two local circus companies. For more information on visiting Sarasota County, visit www.visitsarasota.org or call (800) 522-9799.
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