Pinellas County announces departure of President/CEO of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater

Pinellas County on Tuesday announced the departure of Steve Hayes, who led Visit St. Pete-Clearwater (VSPC) as President/CEO for the past four years.

“Pinellas County and the VSPC team remain fully committed to supporting the hospitality and tourism industries, and the communities and companies that make up our destination,” said County Administrator Barry Burton. “We are grateful to Steve for his years of service to Pinellas County and wish him success in his future endeavors.”

The County will be conducting a search for a new senior executive to fill the vacancy left by Mr. Hayes. In the meantime, the responsibilities of President/CEO will be assumed by Brian Lowack, Special Assistant to the County Administrator, on an interim basis.

“We are confident in the ability of our team members to continue to deliver exceptional results for our industry partners and drive growth in visitation during the leadership transition,” Burton said.