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Meet and Greet: Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO Candidates

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Sheraton Sand Key Resort

1160 Gulf Boulevard

Clearwater, FL 33767

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Come and meet our Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO finalists

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Three finalists for the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO role have been named by Pinellas County Administrator Barry A. Burton following a nationwide recruitment.

The finalists shortlisted for the vacancy include Christopher Barrett, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau President & CEO; Steve Hayes, Visit Pensacola President & CEO; and Jeffrey Seifried, President & CEO of Branson Lakes/Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB.

The tourism industry and members of the public are invited to a meet-and-greet with the three finalists from 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, September 30, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. RSVP to attend here.

Barrett has been in the top position at Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau since 2017, where he oversees the vision and strategic direction of a four-county destination. He has 30 years of public and private sector experience in leadership, strategic planning, budget and marketing for multiple tourism-related attractions.

Hayes has led Visit Pensacola since 2013, where he developed the Destination 2020 tourism strategy for the Greater Pensacola Bay Area. Prior to his current job, he spent 25 years working for Visit Tampa Bay in various management and leadership roles including serving as Executive Vice President.

Seifried has been at the helm of the Branson Lakes/Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB since 2015. In this role, he oversees the overall tourism vision and strategic plans, and has managed brand repositioning and new messaging strategies. His previous roles include management of regional development at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and a stint as director of a financial institution.

The next Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President & CEO will lead the County's tourism marketing efforts. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing daily operations of the agency, which is responsible for marketing Pinellas County across the world.

Learn more about Visit St. Pete/Clearwater at: https://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/.

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