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Former SeaWorld and Busch Gardens exec wants to be a major player for Pinellas tourism

Veronica Brezina-Smith
Former SeaWorld and Busch Gardens exec wants to be a major player for Pinellas tourism

Interim leader Jim Dean doesn't want to be a sitting body in a chair as Pinellas County’s tourism marketing agency searches for its permanent CEO. My job here isn't to sit in the chair, but make sure we are good shepherds of collecting and spending bed tax revenue," Dean told the Tampa Bay Business Journal.