Florida State Parks Foundation Announces Return of Board Member Richard Goldman

It is an honor to return to the Board of Directors and work with such a great group of people to support our award-winning Florida State Parks.

—Richard Goldman, Board Member

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA, USA, May 23, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Florida State Parks Foundation is pleased to announce that Richard Goldman has been elected to its Board of Trustees. Previously serving on the Foundation’s Board of Directors for a full eight-year term, Richard brings a wealth of Florida tourism experience to this role.

“We are delighted to have Richard back on the Board. He will be an asset not only to the St. Augustine area, but to the entire state,” said Tammy Gustafson, president of the Florida State Parks Foundation. “During his first service on the Board of Directors, Richard championed partnership opportunities with destination marketing organizations. These cooperative relationships serve to showcase Florida’s beautiful and diverse state parks available to visitors.

Richard Goldman is the President and CEO of St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Visitors and Convention Bureau, a Destinations International accredited organization. He is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the region’s success as a popular tourism and meetings destination. Under his leadership, the Bureau advanced advertising and marketing programs, including a rebrand, which resulted in significant measurable tourism growth across all accommodation metrics and bed tax collections.

With a strong background in tourism practices, Richard is a former Chairman of the Board of VISIT FLORIDA and along with company executives, Richard facilitated the reorganization of VISIT FLORIDA into a more streamlined marketing company. He continues to serve on the VISIT FLORIDA Marketing Committee and the Tourism Leaders Council comprised of former Florida Commission on Tourism Chairs.

“It’s an honor to return to the board and work with such a great group of people to support our award-winning Florida State Parks,” said Richard Goldman. “I am very excited about the Foundation’s Fort Mose Historic State Park reconstruction project, which will be an important historical marker in St. Augustine and an enhanced educational experience for visitors.”

The Florida State Parks Foundation, founded in 1993 as Friends of Florida State Parks and renamed in 2018, is a 501©3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to support and help maintain the Florida Park Service, its 175 award-winning parks and trails, groups of friends and more than 20,000 park volunteers.

It does this through programs that preserve and protect state parks, educate visitors about the value of state parks, encourage community engagement and active use of state parks, and advocacy. The volunteer Board of Directors represents the private and public sectors as well as local and national interests.

Courtney Nomina
Florida State Parks Foundation
+1 386-490-3205
[email protected]


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