2011 Ybor logo icon (Tampa, FL) James Dean, Park President of Busch Gardens and Adventure Island will be guest speaker at the Ybor City Chamber of Commerce – March Membership Luncheon next Tuesday, March 11th, 11:45 AM at the Columbia Restaurant. Mr. Dean has held a number of positions in Finance and Administration at both Anheuser-Busch and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
Dean is a well-respected leader in the Florida tourism community and is the Immediate-Past Chair of VisitTampaBay.com, where he over-saw the development of a new “branding campaign” and hiring a new President & CEO.
“Jim runs the largest and most successful destination in the Bay Area,” said Tom Keating, President & CEO of the Ybor City Chamber. “As one of the other major tourist destinations in the market, we can learn a lot from him and his team about programming and promotion.”
Busch Gardens has been a Block Sponsor of the Ybor Chamber’s – BB&T Fiesta Day for the past three years. The Chamber’s March Luncheon is sponsored by the Nao Victoria, Visiting the Tampa Convention Center, March 21st thru the 30th, presented by the National Air, Sea & Space Foundation.
To attend the Luncheon contact Anna Ramos at 813.248.3712 x23 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations are suggested, but walk-ups are welcome.