The Tourism Development Council (TDC) is an advisory board to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC). The BCC as a whole appoints individual TDC members pursuant to state law. As an advisory board to the BCC, the TDC as a body is tasked as follows: 

  • To meet no less than once a quarter to discuss tourism promotion related matters
  • Make recommendations to the BCC related to:
    • the use and expenditures of tourist development tax revenues;
    • specific County tourism funding programs such as Elite Events and Capital Projects Funding, and other programs as may be directed by the BCC;
    • review of the CVB's budget and programs;
    • review of the County's Tourist Development Plan

Current TDC Members

Karen Williams Seel

Karen Williams Seel

Commissioner, Pinellas County
Pinellas County
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
464-3278
Chair
Russ Kimball

Russ Kimball

CEO
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
595-1611
Vice-Chairman
Mayor Bujalski

Julie Ward Bujalski

Mayor
City of Dunedin
542 Main Street
Dunedin, FL 34698
298-3006
George Cretekos

George N. Cretekos

Mayor
City of Clearwater
PO Box 4748
Clearwater, FL 33758
562-4050
Charlie Gerdes

Charlie Gerdes

Councilman, St. Pete
City of St. Petersburg
PO Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731-2842
893-7117
Phil M Henderson, Jr.

Phil M. Henderson, Jr.

President/CEO
StarLite Cruises
25 Causeway Blvd.
Slip #58
Clearwater, FL 33767
462-2628
Joanne Cookie Kennedy

Joanne "Cookie" Kennedy

Mayor
City of Indian Rocks Beach
1507 Bay Palm Beach
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
595-2517
Doreen Moore

Doreen Moore

Owner/President
Travel Resort Services, Inc.
13030 Gulf Blvd.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
393-2534
Keith Overton

Keith Overton

President
Tradewinds Resort
5600 Gulf Blvd.
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
363-2237
Chuck Prather

Chuck Prather

Owner
340 Beach Drive NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
896-1080
Trisha Rodriguez

Trisha Rodriguez

Co-owner
Clearwater Ferry
615 Pinellas St.
Suite #2
Clearwater, FL 33756
755-0297
Anthony Satterfield

Tony Satterfield

Vice President, Operations
Alden Suites
5900 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
360-7081

Michael A Zas

Assistant County Attorney
Pinellas County Attorney's Office
315 Court Street
Clearwater, FL 33756
464-3354
Jim Dean Interim President and CEO

Jim Dean

Interim President & CEO
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
8200 Bryan Dairy Rd.
Suite 200
Largo, FL 33777
464-7213

Tim Ramsberger

Chief Operating Officer
Visit St. Pete/Clearwater
8200 Bryan Dairy Rd.
Suite 200
Largo, FL 33777
464-7220