Laura Gurreri, the York County (Pennsylvania) Convention & Visitors Bureau’s director of sales for the past 12 years, has agreed to serve as acting president of the organization while a search begins for a permanent replacement for departing President Anne Druck.

Gurreri will begin the position June 2. Druck, who is leaving for a position with the United Way, had served as the CVB’s president for 25 years, and helped build York County tourism into a nearly $1 billion industry.

Gurreri, who serves on the board of the National Association of Sports Commissions, has been instrumental in creating and building the Sport York brand, a key component of the CVB’s growth. “We feel extremely fortunate to have someone of Laura’s caliber available to fill this role,” said Mark Sindicich, chair of the Board of the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau. “She has played a central role in York County’s rising profile as a go-to destination for sports, business and leisure travel. She has the experience and expertise necessary to keep our momentum going.”

Gurreri said she is grateful for the opportunity. “I was born in York County,” she said. “I feel a great sense of loyalty to this community and to this organization to make it the very best it can be, and I’d like to build upon the growth path that is Anne Druck’s legacy. I feel very confident in our tourism team’s ability to do that, and more.”