Visit Tampa Bay Announces Its New Director of Public Relations

May 12, 2022 by PR@VisitTampaBay.com

Visit Tampa Bay Announces Its New Director of Public Relations

Tampa, FL (May 11, 2022) – Visit Tampa Bay welcomes Vanessa Evans as its new Director of Public Relations. Vanessa will oversee and lead the public relations department and continue to work to elevate the company’s profile in the tourism industry and position the destination as a premier choice for leisure and meetings travel.
“We are pleased to welcome Vanessa to our incredible team, as she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this important leadership role,” says Santiago C. Corrada, President and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay. “She will be a vital part of bringing in new audiences and strengthening connections with our existing media partners.”
Ms. Evans joins Visit Tampa Bay from PRESS PR + Marketing where she worked her way up from PR Assistant to Director. She brings almost 10 years of extensive experience in public relations, crisis communication, influencer marketing, strategic communications, media relations and community relations for a wide variety of industries such as tourism, hospitality, entertainment, healthcare, corporate and tech. National and global brands include Feld Entertainment, Metro Diner, Disney On Ice, The Belize Collection, Monster Jam, EmCyte Corporation, Crunch Fitness, eventPower, FITE TV, Westfield Malls, Bloomin’ Brands and so much more.
"I am honored to be joining Tampa Bay’s premier destination marketing organization,” says Evans. “I have passion and extensive experience in the entertainment, tourism and hospitality industries and I look forward to continuing that passion by working alongside Visit Tampa Bay’s legendary team.”
Ms. Evans is also a graduate of Florida State University where she studied and earned a bachelor’s degree in Retail Merchandising and Product Development and business.


The heart of Florida’s Gulf Coast beats in Tampa Bay. Visit Tampa Bay encourages adventurous travelers to unlock sun, fun and culture in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. As a not-for-profit corporation certified by Destinations International’s Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP), we work with hundreds of partners to tell the world the story of Tampa Bay. Treasure awaits.