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Port of Seattle Appoints Ron Peck as Tourism Director

Port of Seattle Appoints Ron Peck as Tourism Director

The Port of Seattle has taken on a new Tourism Director, Ron Peck, who will be responsible for finding innovative ways of persuading increasing numbers of visitors, including those from Ireland, to choose Seattle and Washington State.

Ron Peck, Tourism Director, Port of Seattle

Ron Peck, Tourism Director, Port of Seattle

“The Port of Seattle is excited to have Ron Peck onboard as Tourism Director,” said Dave McFadden, Economic Development Director, Port of Seattle. “With the fastest growing airport in the USA, and our biggest cruise season ahead of us, we are looking forward to having his ideas and energy to make Seattle, and our region, a top tourist destination worldwide.”

For the past three years, Ron has been the Executive Director of Visit Walla Walla in the heart of Washington State. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Alaska Travel Industry Association for over 10 years, where he was responsible for a state-wide tourism marketing budget that reached $16 million dollars. His career in tourism also includes stints with Alaska Airlines and Princess Cruise Lines.

Ron Peck starts work at the Port of Seattle on 18th April 2016.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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