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Beth Carriere resigns as tourism executive director

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Beth Carriere has resigned as executive director of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau.  WLOX News has confirmed Carriere submitted a letter of resignation late Friday. 

Duncan McKenzie, president of the regional tourism board wouldn't give details in Carriere's letter. However, a source told WLOX News Carriere cited the change of direction the CVB is taking as the reason for her departure.

Carriere's resignation came at the end of a successful week hosting the Society of American Travel Writers, a convention she and her staff and volunteers have been working on for more than a year. Carriere appeared on The 4 O'clock Show on WLOX Friday afternoon, praising the efforts to impress the 323 travel writers from across the nation, confident the convention would bring positive articles and promotion of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Carriere took over as the director of the Harrison County Tourism Commission in July 2011. During the 2013 legislative session lawmakers created a tri-county tourism commission covering Harrison, Hancock and Jackson counties.

Carriere's contract as director ran until July of next year. A source told WLOX News in her letter, Carriere said she was proud of her accomplishments during her tenure.

Her resignation take effect November 8.

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