Jacksonville, Fla. (December 12, 2023) – Visit Jacksonville is pleased to welcome Josh Harrison to the team as the new Chief Operating Officer as of Monday, December 11, 2023.
In his role Harrison will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization as well as providing oversight for the Convention Sales team, charged with bringing meeting and convention groups to Jacksonville, and the Destination Experience team, who operates Visit Jacksonville’s four visitor centers and assists with planning details for meeting and convention groups.
Most recently, Harrison was the President of Murphco of Florida, a hospitality development and management company with hotel properties throughout Florida. Prior to that role, he worked in banking at Hancock Bank, Wells Fargo, and Merrill Lynch. Since June 2021, he was also a member of the Visit Jacksonville Board of Directors.
Harrison received his Master of Business Administration from Jacksonville University and his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Flagler College. He is currently serves on the Metro Board of the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast and a long standing member of the West Jacksonville Rotary Club.
The Chief Operating Officer role was previously occupied by Sarina Wiechens, CPA, who, seeking work-life balance, will stay at Visit Jacksonville as the Chief Financial Officer. Wiechens will continue to oversee the organization’s finances and financial viability.
About Visit Jacksonville
Visit Jacksonville is a Destinations International accredited Destination Marketing Organization contracted by the Duval County Tourist Development Council (TDC) to champion the growth of business and leisure tourism in Jacksonville. For a closer look at all there is to see and do in Jacksonville, go to http://www.VisitJacksonville.c... or contact 800-733-2668.