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Schostak to retire as OPVB head, Massey named interim exec

July 8th, 2014 - 3:18pm

(Port Angeles) -- A change at the helm of the Olympic Peninsula Visitor Bureau.

Long-time Executive Director Diane Schostak has announced her retirement effective July 25th.

Marsha Massey has been named the Interim Director. Massey is a former Executive Director of the Washington State Tourism Office.

She plans to build upon the existing O-P-V-B policy of partnerships and inclusiveness.

Massey says that Schostak has "dedicated herself to developing and shepherding Olympic Peninsula tourism."

Massey expects to continue the programs and projects Schostak has led and adds, "that she is honored to be entrusted with the work during this transition time for the Bureau.”

Schostak says of her retirement, ‘Promoting our Olympic Peninsula has been my life blood, but it is time now to turn to my family, to enjoy our new granddaughter, gardening, and quilting.

"My heart won’t ever be far away from promoting the Olympic Peninsula,” said Schostak.

O-P-V-B is funded primarily by lodging tax collected in unincorporated Clallam County.

The organization provides promotions for Clallam County and administrative support for the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, a 13-partner group comprised of Chambers of Commerce and tourism marketing entities from the Mason County to Quinault via Highway 101.

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