PANAMA CITY BEACH,  Fla.- June 22, 2018- Destinations International announced that Visit Panama City Beach’s Interactive Marketing Manager Michaelean Stewart has been named to the 2018 30 Under 30 class. As a part of the 2018 30 Under 30 class, Stewart will have the opportunity to engage in professional development opportunities throughout 2018 and beyond. This year’s honorees will convene for the first time at the association’s 2018 Annual Convention in Anaheim, California July 10-13.

Stewart joined Visit Panama City Beach at the start of 2015 after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Communication from Florida State University. She began her career as the Marketing Coordinator for the Tourist Development Council in 2015 and since moved into the role of Interactive Marketing Manager in 2017. Within her role, Stewart is responsible for the management of the destination’s social media accounts and website, as well as coordinating and developing creative for advertising and marketing initiatives.  

“I’m thrilled to be selected as part of the 30 Under 30 class, and I’m looking forward to the opportunities that come with receiving this distinction,” shared Stewart. “As a native to Panama City Beach, promoting our area has been rewarding work, and it’s been wonderful to watch my hometown become a year-round destination thanks to the efforts of our team. I am looking forward to sharing our beautiful destination with others in the Destinations International 30 Under 30 class.”

“The 30 Under 30 program recognizes the up and coming talent of destination organizations nationwide,” said Destinations International Foundation Chair Stephanie Pace Brown. “The Foundation created this initiative to develop the future leaders of our industry and is proud to have supported the 210 professionals who have participated in the program over the past seven years.”

The 30 Under 30 program is supported by founding program partner, SearchWide and sponsored by IMEX and Northstar.

For more information about the 30 Under 30 program or Destinations International, please visit

About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge.  With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.  These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).


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