CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (June 24, 2020) – Charlotte County Administrator Hector Flores named Sean Doherty interim director of the Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach Visitor and Convention Bureau Friday.

Doherty has served the tourism bureau since 2005, first as sports marketing manager and currently as sales and sports marketing manager. He joined the county after serving as vice president of events for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation, where he worked on a Super Bowl and men’s and women’s NCAA Final Four basketball tournaments. He also served as tournament director for the NCCA Women’s Volleyball Final Four. Doherty is recognized as a certified sports event executive by the Sports Events & Tourism Association. 

“I’ve been honored to showcase and promote all Charlotte County has to offer to event organizers and meeting planners over the years,” Doherty said. “I look forward to the challenge of helping the destination make a full recovery from the challenges we’re now facing and reach new heights in the years ahead.”

Doherty earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of Florida. He is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Charlotte and serves on the board of directors for the Gulf Island Coast chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and the Charlotte Players. He and his wife Tonya live in Gulf Cove with their two daughters.