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Visit Laguna Beach CEO Steps Down

Judith Bijlani President & CEO of Visit Laguna Beach (Photo courtesy Visit Laguna Beach)
Judith Bijlani President & CEO of Visit Laguna Beach (Photo courtesy Visit Laguna Beach)
Editor's note: The following information was issued by Visit Laguna Beach.

After nine years, Judith Bijlani President & CEO of Visit Laguna Beach will be leaving the organization as of Friday, January 24, 2014 to pursue other opportunities including travel writing and consulting.

Under Bijlani's leadership and in concert with the Board of Directors, Visit Laguna Beach has become an award-winning destination marketing organization with elevated exposure for the Bureau in the community at-large, in the hospitality industry regionally, and on the international stage.

“As Chairman of the Board of Directors, it has been my pleasure to work closely with Judy over the years. We will miss her passion, dedication and devotion to this organization. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we wish her much success in her future endeavors,” said Karyn Philippsen, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Visit Laguna Beach.

Among Bijlani's most recent accomplishments are the renaming and rebranding of the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau to Visit Laguna Beach. As Vice Chairman of the Orange County Visitors Association, she was instrumental in bringing Laguna Beach and its arts programs to the forefront through an initiative with John Wayne Airport Orange County and the airlines.

The Visit Laguna Beach Board of Directors has plans to host a citywide reception in Bijlani’s honor on Friday, January 24 from 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at 15fiftyfive at Surf & Sand Resort and Spa.

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