YORK, PA-The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau in York County, PA, announces the hiring of Brent Burkey as communications specialist.

Burkey brings to the position more than eight years of media experience in York County.

Prior to joining the York County CVB, he worked as the York County reporter for the Central Penn Business Journal for more than three years and before that was a staff writer for the York Daily Record/Sunday News for more than five years.

Burkey's responsibilities for the York County CVB include pitching stories to travel writers and local media, supporting the CVB's sales and marketing efforts through written and other communications, and developing and implementing public relations and social media strategies.

"Brent's knowledge of York County tourism and the business community will be an asset for the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau and its work to promote York County to visitors and generate positive economic benefits for the county and stakeholders," said Anne Druck, President of the York County CVB.

Burkey holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University and is a Central Pennsylvania native.

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB's Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact; and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org.

Louise Heine
Destination Marketing Director
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 109 or louise@yorkpa.org