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.
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.
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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