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Dan Rowe, President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach, Wins Southeast Tourism Society Beacon Award

Dan Rowe, President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach, received the esteemed Beacon Award at Southeast Tourism Society’s Shining Example Awards held on September 8th, 2022. The Beacon Award recognizes Rowe’s outstanding tourism leadership and achievements over his extensive career.

Rowe is an industry trailblazer who has transformed Panama City Beach in his past 13 years as president and CEO of the destination, and executive director of the Bay County Tourist Development Council. Highlights of Rowe’s accomplishments include rebranding the destination to REAL.FUN.BEACH. and changing the Spring Break narrative, leveraging tourism assets through community partnerships to pave the way for new developments such as Publix Sports Park, and spearheading efforts to elevate the tourism workforce in Panama City Beach.

“I am honored to receive this amazing recognition from the Southeast Tourism Society,” said Dan Rowe. “I look forward to continue striving for tremendous success with the Visit Panama City Beach team and working to fuel the future of the tourism industry.”

The Shining Example Awards Program, an industry fixture since 1985, recognizes outstanding contributions to travel and tourism within the Southeast United States.