George Neary has been associate vice president of
cultural tourism for the Greater Miami Convention Bureau
since 1998.
He is in charge of the creation and implementation of a
new arts and cultural program for Miami-Dade County.
He directs promotional programs which encourage and
increase visitor attendance at local cultural events and
attractions. His job also includes creating connections
and partnerships between Greater Miami businesses and
the arts community.

Prior to his current position, George was the executive director of the Miami Design
Preservation League of Miami Beach, Florida, where he was responsible for creating
marketing and public outreach programs to preserve the historic Art Deco District, better
known as South Beach, for seven years. He is currently serving as a trustee for Dade
Heritage Trust, a past trustee of Miami-Dade Art in Public Places, a board member of the
Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, chair of The Miami Beach Fine Arts Board and a
member of The Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council. Additionally, he serves as the
president of the Childrens’ Cultural Coalition, holds membership in the Black Archives,
and is an advisor from Florida to The National Trust for Historic Preservation. He is an
adjunct professor at Miami-Dade College and a trustee at Design and Architecture
Senior High School.
He was president of Neary Enterprise in Brooklyn, NY, which created,
directed, and administrated marketing, advertising, and promotional
plans. He was director of United States marketing for AFS Intercultural
Programs, Inc. in New York City. George was with the Peace Corps for
seven years as training and orientation coordinator, recruiter, and
publicist as well as a volunteer in St. Vincent, West Indies.

He received his B.A. from St. Anselm College in Manchester, NH, and
has been involved in many community organizations over the years.


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