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LONG BEACH PENINSULA VISITORS BUREAU HIRES DAY AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Willapa Bay native returns home to promote Washington Coast of her childhood
LONG BEACH PENINSULA, Wash. – March 9, 2012 – Seattle-based marketing professional, Andi Day will return to the county of her childhood to head up the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau as Executive Director. Day will start on April 2, relieving Chris Goodwin, who filled in as the bureau’s Interim Director since Una Boyle’s departure on December 10, 2011. The announcement was made this week by Sue Madsen, Board Chair, Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau – destination marketing organization for the southwest corner of Washington State.
“We are thrilled that Andi is joining the Visitors Bureau and are excited to welcome a hometown girl back to Pacific County,” remarked Madsen. “Andi’s professional experience, warm demeanor and enthusiasm are a great match for us and our goal of carefully building tourism for this beautiful, unpretentious coastal destination.”
In her new position, Day, who grew up in Tokeland and Naselle, will be responsible for supporting and growing the region’s tourism industry, one of the largest revenue generators on the Long Beach Peninsula and throughout greater Pacific County. She will be tasked with overseeing board, staff, member and community relations, fundraising, budgeting, strategic planning and marketing, as well as networking and partnership building. As Executive Director, she also will serve as tourism spokesperson for the destination.
“I am so looking forward to returning to the area,” commented Day in accepting the position. “I deeply appreciate the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the community that has given me so much.”
For the past year, Day has worked as Event Sales & Marketing Manager for the Steamer Virginia V Foundation – a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the National Registry historic vessel, Virginia V. She is current owner of Andi Day, Social Butterfly, which specializes in marketing, event planning and promotion for nonprofit organizations. Previously, Day headed up event sales and marketing for Lake Washington Rowing Club. While living in Alaska, she owned and operated Action Florist and also worked in the commercial fishing industry. An active volunteer, she has served as executive board member for the Washington State University Alumni Association, as well as the association’s Director for King County. Day holds a B.A. from Washington State University and was co-valedictorian of Naselle High School’s class of 1986. She is a mother of one, an avid rower, and a certified US Rowing Level 3 coach, with coaching experience in Alaska and Washington.
About the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau
Located in Seaview, Washington, the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau was formed in 1985, as the communications hub for visitors to the region. Since then it has grown to a 310-member organization with a fulltime staff of four and countless volunteers. The Visitors Bureau manages visitor information as well as countywide tourism marketing. It also supports tourism-related businesses and festivals through membership, cooperative marketing efforts and a comprehensive destination website.
About the Long Beach Peninsula
With its mix of sensational restaurants, ocean view lodging, unique museums and attractions, lighthouses, fine art galleries, coastal trails, birding spots, and, above all, its long, wide, windswept beach, Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula has continued to be for over 100 years one of the Northwest’s most enjoyable and refreshing getaway destinations. For more information, please call the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau toll free at 1-800-451-2542 or access www.funbeach.com.