Oct 14th – Tamara Pigott on tourism, LeeCares

Lee County VCB Executive Director Tamara Pigott to speak at ABWA on tourism, LeeCares   

Lee County FL Visitors and Convention Bureau Executive Director TAMARA PIGOTT will speak about tourism, LeeCares

Estero, FL, (Sept 30th, 2020) –The Executive Director of the Lee County Visitors and Convention Bureau, Tamara Pigott, will speak at ABWA Imperial River’s monthly chapter webinar, Wednesday October 14th at 6:30 PM.  Pigott will discuss the latest on the value of tourism in Lee County, where we stand today, and the outlook moving forward. She’ll also share a broad overview of the Lee County’s response to its residents through the its LeeCares Individual Assistance program.  Registration and Zoom account required; for details and registration information, see ABWAImperialRiver.Eventbrite.com 


Tamara Pigott serves as executive director for the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau (VCB) in Southwest Florida. She was appointed in 2010. She oversees the promotion of The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel as a travel destination to targeted domestic and international visitors, including vacationers, and business travelers. She is responsible for the strategic planning of the domestic and international sales and marketing efforts, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the VCB’s local staff and international consultants, with offices in Washington, D.C., the Midwest, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and France.

A graduate of Florida State University, Pigott holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and political science and a Master of Science degree in political science. Her experience includes work as a research analyst and vice-president of local research companies, analyzing the economic feasibility of local developments and business opportunities. In addition, she held the positions of Beach & Shoreline project manager and deputy director with the VCB.

In 2015, Pigott earned the tourism industry’s highest educational achievement, the Certified Destination Management Executive designation, from Destination Marketing Association International. She was elected to chair the board of director for the Florida Association of Destination Marketing Organizations in 2013. Pigott also served on a variety of Visit Florida marketing committees, including international, advertising, and promotions. Visit Florida is the state’s official tourism marketing agency.

Pigott and her family live in Fort Myers.


ABWA Imperial River Chapter logo with 2020 National Theme

The American Business Women’s Association Imperial River Chapter was launched April 13th, 2016 specifically to serve the women of Estero and Bonita Springs, FL. At that time, other chapters existed in Southwest Florida. However, none were convenient to the business women of the area between Fort Myers and Naples. ABWA Imperial River Chapter supports the national organization’s mission: to bring together business women of diverse occupations and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support and national recognition. Our chapter raises funds to help reimburse our membership, comprised of local business women, for conferences, seminars, continuing education credits and other professional development pursuits.

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