Jun 21, 2018
St. Pete/Clearwater (June 21, 2018) - Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, Pinellas County’s Destination Marketing Organization, recently named two Vice Presidents as part of the organization’s restructuring.
Suzanne Scully Hackman was named Vice President of Business Development, and Leroy Bridges was named Vice President of Digital & Communications.
“We’re fortunate to have the talents of Suzanne and Leroy as part of our amazing leadership team, along with our staff, and we are looking forward to them taking on these key positions as we continue to evolve the organization,” said VSPC Chief Operating Officer Tim Ramsberger.
In her new role, Suzanne will be overseeing four departments, including Latin America Sales; Film, Arts & Culture; Sports & Events; and Meetings & Conventions as part of the organization’s business development efforts.
Suzanne, who’s been serving as VSPC’s Director of Meetings & Conventions, started with VSPC in 2005 and has led the meetings team for 11 years, during which she’s served on regional committees for two Super Bowls and the Republican National Convention. She completed her Certified Destination Management Executive (CDME) in 2011, is on the Board of Directors for Incentive Travel Executives Florida & Caribbean and is an active member of both Professional Conference Management Association (PCMA) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI).
In his new role, Leroy will oversee all digital initiatives across the entire organization, including international marketing efforts in the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Latin America.
Leroy, who’s been serving as VSPC’s Media & Interactive Director, started with VSPC in 2012 in a temporary role before officially joining the staff in 2013 and being promoted to director of the newly-formed Media & Interactive department in 2015. He was named to Destinations International Class of “30 Under 30” in 2014, has spoken at industry conferences around the country and has participated in committees with FADMO and boards with Visit Florida.