Fla. park exec to join Visit Florida

HAINES CITY, Fla. -- Sharon Creedon, vice president of marketing as well as a co-owner of the Cypress Gardens attraction here, will step down Aug. 17.

She will become executive vice president of marketing for Visit Florida on Sept. 4.

Visit Florida is the state's public-private tourism marketing concern.

Creedon joined Cypress Gardens in May 1990 as a group sales manager and has served as vice president of marketing since April 1991.

In April 1995, she became a co-owner when Anheuser-Busch sold the attraction to a management group.

A spokeswoman for Cypress Gardens said that Creedon also intends to relinquish her interest in the attraction.

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