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Meet the Team

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Ron Whittington- Corporate Communications Manager

Ron manages the communications department and handles local media requests regarding Visit Jacksonville’s mission and corporate initiatives, along with providing writing and local media support for partners, the sales staff, executive team and the Visit Jacksonville Board of Directors.

Phone: 904-421-9169



Patty Jimenez- Lesiure Comminications Specialist

Patty handles media requests from travel and leisure writers, meetings media, media trip requests and partner requests for exposure outside the destination.

Phone: 904-421-9169





Katie Mitura- Director of Marketing & Product Development

Katie manages the marketing and communications efforts for Visit Jacksonville. She also works closely with the local attractions and activities to develop and promote their products. She manages the relationships with agency partners.

Phone: (904) 421-9160




Sarah Gibson- Interactive Marketing Specialist

Sarah manages the marketing departments and Visit Jacksonville's day-to-day interactive activities including: website, twitter, monthly emails and promotions. She coordinates all marketing promotions with broadcast media outlets outside Northeast Florida. Sarah works with the Partners one-on-one to improve and develop the Partner's products and special offers.

Phone: (904) 421-9166


Laurie Kopstad- Research, Reporting, Analytics Manager

Laurie oversees the marketing department’s efforts to develop market place analysis of trends of both in tourism and convention marketing. Prepares and develop statistical reports, analysis and content to assist Visit Jacksonville and their partners in their goals.

Phone: (904) 421-9178



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