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Visit Sarasota County Group Sales Manager Shantel Norman

Visit Sarasota County (VSC) recently promoted Shantel Norman to Group Sales Manager. She is responsible for selling the destination to meeting planners and group leisure markets. In her role, she generate and books group leads through active prospecting, sales calls, tradeshows, conducting familiarization tours and other creative sales activities. Norman has worked for VSC since Nov 2013, previously holding the position of Executive Assistant.
"Having worked closely with Shantel over the past several years, I know there is no better representative to sell Sarasota," said VSC President Virginia Haley. "Her dedication and enthusiasm for the destination is special, and I'm sure it will lead to great success."
In her spare time, Norman performs with her reggae band and is an active member of the Sarasota local community, volunteering with Junior League of Sarasota, Queens of Domestic Violence and the Sarasota Bayfront 20:20 project.

About Sarasota County
Situated on Florida's Gulf Coast, Sarasota County welcomes more than 2.7 million visitors annually. Within its 725 square miles, the county serves up a diverse menu of cultural and recreational activities and attractions, including award-winning dining, world-class fine arts and performing arts, professional and amateur sports and the area's circus heritage. Vacationers can enjoy city life in downtown Sarasota, revisit old Florida in Englewood and Venice, enjoy some of the best beaches in the U.S. on Siesta Key and Longboat Key, or play in North Port's many parks and waterways. Sarasota County is perhaps best known for its 35 miles of pristine coastline in addition to 6 barrier islands, delivering options for beach getaways that are unrivaled almost anywhere else in the U.S., including Siesta Beach, named the No. 1 beach in the country and No. 11 in the world in TripAdvisor's 2020 Travelers' Choice Awards - the third time it has held the national title. To learn more, visit Connect via Facebook, Twitter , YouTubeand Instagram.