President and CEO of the Branson Lakes/Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB Jeff Seifried

Jeff Seifried, president and CEO of the Branson Lakes/Area Chamber of Commerce and CVB, has been named as a finalist for the Visit St. Pete/Clearwater President and CEO position.

In a press release from the St Petersburg Clearwater Area CVB, Pinellas County Administrator Barry A. Burton announced Seifried as one of the three finalists for the position, alongside Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau President and CEO Christopher Barrett and Visit Pensacola President and CEO Steve Hayes. 

“We expanded our nationwide search and found extremely well qualified talent in these candidates,” said Burton in the release. “I’m again counting on our community to meet our finalists and provide feedback to assist in my selection of our next tourism leader.”

Members of the public and tourism industry are being invited to a meet and greet event with the three finalist on Monday, Sept. 30 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, Florida, stated the press release.

Seifried was named as the Branson chamber president and CEO in 2015. Before coming to Branson, he worked as the the Manager of Regional Development for the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, according to Branson Tri-Lakes News Archives.   

Calls to Seifried by the Branson Tri-Lakes News were not immediately returned.

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