PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — The leader of Pinellas County’s tourism agency has resigned.

Steve Hayes, CEO of Visit St. Pete-Clearwater, resigned from his position on Tuesday.

Hayes had been in that role since December 2019.

The agency markets tourism for Pinellas beaches and attractions nationwide and around the world.

Pinellas County commissioners will look for a replacement to head the tourist information center.

The county administrator's special assistant Barry Burton will take over for now.