On March 31, Brian Kellenberger began his tenure with the Walton County Tourist Development Council (TDC) as director of Beach Operations. His role involves overseeing the organization’s maintenance duties, waste disposal and code enforcement along Walton County’s 26-mile stretch of beaches. This is a new position formed in efforts to address the growing need to manage beach efforts as well as destination improvements, especially as the TDC continues to take on more responsibilities within this process.
“Within is his first week, Brian participated in the strategic planning session held last month and has already begun to take an active role in the organization,” said Jim Bagby, executive director of the Walton County TDC. “He brings a strong background of management experience to the position, which is imperative to maintain and keep our beautiful beaches pristine and safe. We are happy to have him.”
Kellenberger’s professional career prior to his role as director of Beach Operations, includes 20 years as a construction and development manager for general contracting and development firms in northwest Florida and southeast Alabama. He was previously with McInnis Builders for nearly four years. Born and raised in Dothan, Ala., Kellenberger graduated from Auburn University and now resides in Freeport with his wife and daughter.
“I’m looking forward to a great summer season with the beach operations crew as well as the rest of the TDC staff,” Kellenberger said. “We have a wonderful product here and it is our organizations responsibility to make sure that the quality of the beaches continues to offer a superior experience for both visitors and locals.”