Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative Announces Departure of Executive Director Sarah Martin

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Cathy Balestriere, chair of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative (DBMC), recently announced the resignation of Executive Director Sarah Martin. “After more than a decade of successfully promoting Delray Beach, I have decided to accept a challenging new executive position with Elev8 Sports Institute Inc., a national sports-training company based right here in Delray Beach,” Martin said in her letter to the DBMC board. “During our years of working together, we have strengthened Delray Beach’s standing as a major tourist destination and created a strong sense of community through our nationally recognized and award-winning events.” Martin joined the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative in May 2006 and has served as executive director for the past three years. Her resignation was effective this past April 7. “Sarah Martin has done an excellent job in promoting Delray Beach as a great place to live or visit, and she was instrumental in getting us named the ‘Most Fun Small Town’ by Rand McNally, USA Today and the Travel Channel,” said Balestriere, who also is Vice Chair of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). “Stephanie Immelman, the DBMC’s Destination Marketing Manager, will now serve as Interim Director, overseeing such projects as the Summer Drive Campaign for in-state travelers, the annual 4th of July celebration, and the ongoing collaborative cohesive branding initiative between the City of Delray Beach, the Chamber and the CRA,” said Balestriere. “In the meantime, the DBMC will launch an official search for candidates to serve as Director and the newly created position of Associate Director.” Visit www.VisitDelrayBeach.org.