by By Kaylee Hultgren | October 28, 2009

President and CEO Steve A. Wille of the Monterey County (Calif.) Convention and Visitors Bureau left his position, effective last Tuesday. The bureau cited the desire to pursue new challenges as the reason for his departure, though a local newspaper speculates that Wille was fired. A spokesperson for the bureau would not comment. Bob Cowdrey, a bureau board and executive-committee member, will serve as an interim strategic adviser and will assist in the search for a new president.