Visit York County (South Carolina) President and Chief Executive Officer Billy Dunlap has announced that he will be stepping down for a new role with Visit Greenville as their Director of Sports Tourism.
A release from Visit York County said the move allows Dunlap to be closer to family. Dunlap has served as president and chief executive officer for four years. His last day with Visit York County will be February 25. Visit York County’s Board of Commissioners will be announcing an interim director and a process to identify new leadership in the coming days.
“We are grateful for Billy’s time with Visit York County and all that he has accomplished while here,” said Visit York County Board Chair Brown Simpson. “While we are saddened to see him go, our staff is committed to continuing to promote York County as a premier destination to visitors.”
During his time at Visit York County, Dunlap has been instrumental in creating new private revenue sources for the organization including a Destination Marketing Fee program with area hotels and a corporate Partners in Tourism Foundation. Additionally, Dunlap led the charge in experiential tourism with the implementation of the YoCo Brew Trail and the creation of sports tourism events such as Battle at the Rock and the collegiate No Room For Racism Classic at the Rock Hill Sports Center.