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North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film, & Sports Development
North Carolina Department of Commerce
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27699
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Wit Tuttell was appointed to the position of Acting Assistant Secretary for Tourism for the North Carolina Department of Commerce and Executive Director of the North Carolina Division of Tourism, Film, and Sports Development in November, 2013. He oversees the strategic planning, policy development, and marketing initiatives for the state tourism office and the industry sectors it serves.
Tuttell has been with the North Carolina Department of Commerce in various roles for seven years. During this time, the Division has been recognized with numerous national awards for excellence in marketing and advertising. He was elected to the Board of Directors of the Travel Industry Association of America and is a member of the National Council of State Travel Directors as well as a Board Member of Travel South USA.
He has more than 20 years experience in the tourism industry including working for Universal Studios Florida and the Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc. He graduated from the University of Florida and was also a reporter for the Anchorage (Alaska) Times.