Tourist Development Council Elects New Leadership, Announces New Staff Members

By  //  February 15, 2016

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Tom Williamson selected tdc chairman

The Tourist Development Council elected Tom Williamson, General Manager of both the Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach and the Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach, as its chair for the coming year. In addition, Mayor William Capote of Palm Bay was elected vice chair.

The Tourist Development Council elected Tom Williamson, General Manager of both the Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach and the Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach, as its chair for the coming year. In addition, Mayor William Capote of Palm Bay was elected vice chair.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Tourist Development Council elected Tom Williamson, General Manager of both the Courtyard by Marriott Cocoa Beach and the Hampton Inn Cocoa Beach, as its chair for the coming year.

Williamson has been a partner with Ocean Partners Cocoa Beach for the past 18 years. He is also the current Cocoa Beach Hotel Association PAC chair, past president of the Cocoa Beach Hotel Association, and state board member of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association.

“I’m proud to work in the world’s and our state’s number one industry,” said Williamson.

“I enjoy the camaraderie shared among the tourism leaders throughout the entire county as we promote our county and educate our community on the power of tourism.”

Tom Williamson

Tom Williamson

Jim Ridenour

Jim Ridenour

In addition, Jim Ridenour, with the Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott  was elected vice chair.

“It’s a great honor to appointed  as Vice Chair of the TDC,” said Ridenour.

Williamson said his goals for 2016 are to protect the specific use of the bed tax in order to promote tourism in our county, which will strengthen our local economy and to bring new ideas to our tourism community to foster economic growth which will benefit all of our residents.

NEW TDC STAFFERS ANNOUNCED

The Tourist Development Council also announced new staffers. Joining the TDC are Tiffany Minton as Marketing Director, Deborah Webster as Research and Analytic Director, and Jeanna Wood as Content Manager.

Tiffany Minton

Tiffany Minton

Minton was born in Florida and has lived on the Space Coast 28 years. She has worked for Boeing and L-3 Communications and her last position was as senior marketing and communication specialist for Health First. Minton lives on Merritt Island with her husband and enjoys the beach, surfing, boating and practicing yoga.

Deborah Webster

Deborah Webster

Webster relocated to the area in August to be closer to family and brings a wealth of energy and excitement for the Space Coast from her frequent visits over the past 20 years. She is a graduate of Widener University and spent 15 years as an educator.

Jeanna Wood

Jeanna Wood

Webster’s marketing experience includes social media analysis and consumer research of the Golden Isles of Georgia and Rich Products. She has two daughters, including Anna Grace, 12, and Charlotte, 10, and lives in Cocoa Beach.

Wood was born and raised in Brevard County and has more than five years of marketing experience. She is an alumna of the University of Central Florida and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in public relations and advertising. Wood lives in Rockledge with her husband, Russ.

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