The Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach (Florida) Visitor & Convention Bureau has named Sean Walter as sales/sports business development director. Walter will work to retain and bring meetings and group business as well as sporting events to Charlotte County.

Walter, who has an extensive background in tourism operations, sales and marketing, began his career with the Walt Disney World Company. Most recently, he served as sports director and senior manager of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau where he oversaw leisure, group and meetings sales; the Bradenton Area Film Commission; the Bradenton Area Sports Commission; the Bradenton Area Convention Center; and the Premier Sports Campus, a 23 field multipurpose sports complex.

Walter has worked with national governing bodies and international federations, collegiate and professional organizations, and youth associations for training and tournaments.

“I am excited to be part of this team and look forward to marketing and selling all the wonderful assets Charlotte County has to offer visitors,” Walter said.