PUNTA GORDA/ENGLEWOOD BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 27, 2020) – The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau is pleased to welcome Ms. Maureen Morgenthien as the organization’s Director of Marketing. Morgenthien’s primary responsibility will be positioning Charlotte County as a tourism destination through marketing initiatives. She has an extensive tourism marketing background including working in hotel and resort sales and marketing; serving as Deputy Director, Sales & Marketing with the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and as Director of Leisure Sales & Marketing with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“I am happy to join the team and look forward to creating top-of-mind awareness for the destination and a positive impact for the community,” said Maureen Morgenthien, Director of Marketing for the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor & Convention Bureau.

The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach VCB’s mission is to brand, market, and sell Charlotte County as Florida’s premier ecotourism, leisure, sports, and meeting and conference destination for the continual economic benefit of the community. Charlotte County collects a 5% tourist development tax on accommodation stays six months or less, in addition to the 7% sales tax. The first 3% is spent for tourism promotion and marketing while the fourth and fifth percent are used to fund debt service on the bond for renovations at the Charlotte Sports Park.

Information on Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach is available at PureFlorida.com. For additional information, contact Jennifer Huber at 941-743-1900 or jennifer.huber@charlottecountyfl.gov.

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