by Michael C. Lowe | January 09, 2013

 Visit Jacksonville (Fla.) has selected Paul Astleford as its new president and CEO. Astleford has more than 42 years of hospitality-industry experience, most recently as president and CEO at Experience Columbus, the Ohio city's destination management organization. "I see Jacksonville as a city with huge potential as a destination for corporate, group and leisure travel," said Astleford. "I look forward to working with the city, community leaders, and our hospitality industry and partners to elevate the awareness of all the assets that Northeast Florida has to offer."