by Max Brantley
Dan O'Byrne, who left the Little Rock Bureau of Convention and Visitorsth a little more than a year ago for a bigger job in Jacksonville, Fla., is out.
The Florida Times-Union reports that Visit Jacksonville offered no explanation for his departure.
But Fred Pozin, general manager of the Ramada Conference Center in Mandarin, said he welcomed O’Byrne’s departure.
“He wasn’t engaged in the community, and that is what is needed,” Pozin said. “I think the community is looking for a change and stronger leadership to bring more visitors to Jacksonville and filling more beds.