The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible for implementing and directing the mission, core values and policies of the Galveston Park Board as directed by state and local statutes and the Board of Trustees. This position focuses on continuing to strengthen the Park Board’s effectiveness and vision for Galveston’s tourism industry and the sustainability of the island’s coastal environment through strategic leadership, stakeholder engagement and collaboration, fiscal responsibility, and innovation. The CEO is responsible for leading and managing all operations of the Park Board and Visit Galveston, including spearheading strategic planning as well as local, national, and regional advocacy. Day to day responsibilities include oversight for coastal zone management and preservation, destination management initiatives (including destination sales, marketing, community relations and destination services), beach patrol life safety services, coastal infrastructure projects and facility management. The CEO also serves as the lead spokesperson for the Park Board and its initiatives with the media and stakeholders while also fostering an internal organizational culture of excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Galveston Park Board leads tourism development and tourism sustainability efforts for Galveston Island, Texas. As a governmental entity, the Park Board is the umbrella organization for Visit Galveston (the official destination marketing organization for Galveston Island), Galveston Coastal Zone Management, and the Galveston Island Beach Patrol. The organization also manages several of the island’s public beach parks among other beach and tourism related administrations. The Park Board is a non-membership organization funded solely through Hotel Occupancy Tax. The organization helps Galveston draw an estimated 8 million-plus visitors annually to support the island’s $1 billion tourism industry. The Park Board is home to an award winning team of professionals and is supported by a highly engaged board of trustees.
Highly qualified leadership candidates with the ability to provide strategic visioning and planning while serving as a strong advocate for the destination should contact Winner Partners for further information and consideration at Galveston@winnerpartners.net.
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