PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.– Visit Panama City Beach is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Stewart as Director of Special Events. Since joining the team in 2015, Stewart has served as Sports Marketing and Special Events Coordinator and Operations Manager for the destination.
“I look forward to continuing my career with Visit Panama City Beach as the new Director of Special Events,” says Patrick Stewart. “Our team has helped Panama City Beach become a top destination for sports and special events, and I’m thrilled to work toward more success for the destination in this new role.”
Prior to joining the team, Stewart served in the United States Navy as a Submariner and completed a two-year tour in Washington D.C. as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard. Following his service in the Navy, Stewart attended Florida State University Panama City Beach, where he completed his bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Tourism and Events in 2015.
Stewart is a recipient of the Florida Festivals and Events Emerging Leader Award, and earned the Sports Tourism Strategist designation from Sports ETA, the only non-profit trade association for the sports and events tourism industry in the United States. Earlier this year, he received a Professional in Destination Management designation. In his spare time, Stewart enjoys spending the day fishing on the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups, and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining, and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).
Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion, and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.