Visit Indian River County appoints new director of tourism and marketing

Ben Earman

The Visit Indian River County tourism office has announced the appointment of Ben Earman as Director of Tourism and Marketing. In his new role, Earman will develop strategies, programs, and policies to promote responsible tourism, effectively manage tourism impacts, and stimulate economic development through tourism.

“With his extensive background in hospitality and demonstrated commitment to outstanding service, Ben is a great – and timely – addition to our team,” said Dori Stone, president of the Indian River Chamber of Commerce. “Ben is a Vero Beach native with wide-ranging connections and a deep understanding of the destination, which will serve him well as director.”

Earman most recently served as Community Relations Manager for Senior Resource Association, where he developed strategy and programs to make positive contributions to the community. His career also includes time as the Gift Service Administrator of Riverside Theatre; Community Development Officer of Education Foundation of Indian River County; and Marketing and Event Manager also with Senior Resource Association. Known for his exceptional communication and people skills, Earman is currently an active member of the Vero Beach theatre community, served on the board of directors for the non-profit Vero Beach Theatre guild and operated an extremely successful theatre department at Treasure Coast High School.

“You won’t find a more enthusiastic or authentic advocate for this very special part of Florida,” said Earman. “I’ve formed some great relationships as an active part of the local business and theatre communities and will build on those to help put Indian River County in the tourism spotlight.”

Florida’s Indian River County is at the intersection of green and glamorous, with 100,000 conservation acres, 22 miles of uncrowded beaches, and a collection of high-style accommodations and one-of-a-kind cultural attractions. With more than 100 locally chef owned dining experiences and a multitude of eco-excursions, visitors find unexpected surprises at every turn, with a welcoming, small-town vibe. To learn more about Indian River County, go to



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