Jorge Pesquera, the head of the
Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association, has been tapped to serve as
the new president and CEO of the Palm Beach County (Fla.)
Convention & Visitors Bureau.
An industry veteran,
Pesquera, who will take office on Nov. 1, previously served as
president and CEO of the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau from 1994 to
2004 when he moved over to the AHATA.
Pesquera will succeed
Jim Stuber, who for the past several months has served as the
bureau's interim administrative director.
Stuber, the CVB's
outside legal counsel, was brought in after it was discovered late
last year that the bureau's controller had embezzled nearly $1.5
million over a three-year period.
That revelation led to
the forced resignations of the bureau's long-time president Warren
"Mac" McLaughlin, as well as the controller and vice president of
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