PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., July 18, 2018 – Visit Panama City Beach’s Vice President of Marketing Jayna Leach has been named a 2018 Pinnacle Award winner. Presented by 850 Business Magazine, the Pinnacle Awards shine the spotlight on female business leaders who hold themselves to high standards and contribute to the betterment of the community. Leach was one of 10 winners selected from the 18-county region of Northwest Florida and will be honored at a luncheon on August 22 at Florida State University Panama City.  

            “It’s such an honor to receive this recognition for my role with Visit Panama City Beach and to bring attention to the work we have done to make our community a year-round destination,” shares Leach. “I’m inspired by the nine other female leaders receiving this award and proud of all the work we do individually and collaboratively to help make Northwest Florida a better place.”

            Leach joined Visit Panama City Beach in 2015 and has over 20 years of marketing and public relations experience. Leach will be featured in 850 Business Magazine’s winter issue. This year's Pinnacle Award winner luncheon will feature keynote speaker Debbie Calder, Navy Federal Credit Union Executive Vice President of Greater Pensacola Operations. Under Calder’s leadership, the operation grew from 850 employees to more than 6,500 in 10 years.


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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).


Media Contacts:

Michael Hicks / Charlotte Park                                   Jayna Leach / Catie Feeney

Lou Hammond Group                                                  Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

561-655-3836 / 843-628-3426                                    850-233-5070 / 850.233.5070