flORIDA

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater makes waves with high-profile appointment

Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, a Florida-based tourism agency announced, 4 August, Brian Hilterbrandt as its new sales manager for the Florida market as part of the Meetings & Conventions team. Hilterbrandt commented: “I’m pleased to be joining the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater team, representing the most popular tourism destination on the Gulf of Mexico. I’m eager to hit the ground running in the des...

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau appoints new CEO

The Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has appointed David Whitaker (pictured) to take over as president and CEO. The appointment is effective 16 August when long-time president and CEO, William Talbert III, will step down to a supporting role before becoming a consultant for the bureau in October. Whitaker’s appointment follows a six-month nationwide search, the bureau said. Whi...