Visit Sarasota Welcomes New Communications Project Coordinator

SARASOTA, Fla.  – Visit Sarasota County (VSC) recently welcomed Olivia Turpening as the new Communications Project Coordinator. She is responsible for supporting communications efforts, media relations and storytelling to showcase Sarasota County as a unique place to visit.

Turpening has extensive experience working in marketing, human resources and customer service across a variety of industries.  She was most recently a Regional Marketing Associate with Taylor Morrison. 

A native Floridian, Turpening received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Central Florida. In her spare time, she performs in musicals at various local community theaters.

About Sarasota County

Situated on Florida’s Gulf Coast, Sarasota County welcomes more than 2.7 million visitors annually. Within its 725 square miles, the county serves up a diverse menu of cultural and recreational activities and attractions, including award-winning dining, world-class fine arts and performing arts, professional and amateur sports and the area’s circus heritage. Vacationers can enjoy city life in downtown Sarasota, revisit old Florida in Englewood and Venice, enjoy some of the best beaches in the U.S. on Siesta Key and Longboat Key, or play in North Port’s many parks and waterways. Sarasota County is perhaps best known for its 35 miles of pristine coastline in addition to 6 barrier islands, delivering options for beach getaways that are unrivaled almost anywhere else in the U.S., including Siesta Beach, named the No. 1 beach in the country and No. 11 in the world in TripAdvisor’s 2020 Travelers’ Choice Awards – the third time it has held the national title. To learn more, visit Connect via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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