Media Release

Roland Loog Becomes Chairman of FACVB

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 3:45 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - The Florida Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus (FACVB) has announced Roland Loog as Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Loog was elected by the membership as Chairman at the 2009 annual meeting of the FACVB in Punta Gorda, Florida. 

Mr. Loog is the Director of the Alachua County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB).  He has served many positions on the board of directors since October 2004 including Vice Chair and CEO Director.

"This is a well-deserved recognition of the many valuable contributions Roland has made to our organization," said Becky Bovell, past chairman of the FACVB and executive director of the Charlotte Harbor Visitor and Convention Bureau. "He has a unique national perspective of the tourism industry that provides a tremendous advantage.  This knowledge, combined with his keen leadership skills, will help position the association for continued positive growth into the future."

Organized in 1996, FACVB strives to increase the overall effectiveness of Florida CVBs' destination marketing efforts.  Its stated mission is to provide cooperative action to enhance and encourage the growth of Florida's convention and visitor industry through promoting tourism industry education, enhancing professionalism, facilitating the exchange of information between Florida CVBs, developing an awareness of legislative issues and unifying the state's CVB industry through public relations.

For more information, contact FACVB Executive Director, Robert Skrob at 850-222-6000.


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

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