When Tourism Meets Politics: A Conversation with Stacy Ritter, Visit Lauderdale

Join The Tourism Academy | tourismacademy.org in this enlightening episode as we sit down with Stacy Ritter, a dynamic leader representing Visit Lauderdale, a community of 2 million people speaking 147 languages. With a background in politics and a passion for her community, Stacy shares insights into the intersection of tourism and politics, highlighting the economic impact of her work.

Stacy's journey is one of dedication and transformation. She discusses her proudest moments, including becoming a grandmother and rebranding Visit Lauderdale to embrace diversity and community relevance. The new tagline, "Everyone Under the Sun," reflects her vision for this vibrant destination.



Stacy's resilience shines through in the face of challenges, such as the tumultuous year of 2020. She emphasizes keeping people employed and fostering a sense of purpose, even in the most challenging times.

Stacy's multifaceted personality is revealed as she discusses her hopes to be a mentor, balancing family and work, and her evolution from a legal career to her current role. She's not just a professional; she's a beacon of wisdom and warmth.

Discover the untold story of Broward County beyond its beautiful beaches and gain insight into the mind of a leader dedicated to shaping the future while cherishing the present. Stacy's connection to the waves symbolizes her commitment to her community and a never-ending drive for a brighter tomorrow.

Please tune in to this episode to be inspired by Stacy Ritter's journey, her passion for her community, and her vision for the intersection of tourism and politics. It's a conversation that will leave you thinking about the profound impact of travel and leadership.

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