For Immediate Release
January 18, 2017
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(BPRW) VISIT FLORIDA Board Appoints Ken Lawson as President & CEO

(Black PR Wire) The VISIT FLORIDA Board of Directors unanimously voted to appoint Ken Lawson as VISIT FLORIDA's new President and CEO. Lawson, a native Floridian and former U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate General, spent 12 years serving and protecting the public in numerous regulatory positions, including his most recent work as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR). Lawson assumed his new position on January 11.

“Florida tourism has great momentum with five consecutive years of record visitation, visitor spending and industry-related employment, and I look forward to building on this momentum to take VISIT FLORIDA to the next level,” said Ken Lawson.