Chris Pendleton, President / CEO of Edison & Ford Winter Estates has been appointed so serve on the VISIT FLORIDA’S Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature (CHRN) Committee for a term effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This committee works with VISIT FLORIDA to develop and promote the growing segments of nature based tourism, culture heritage and rural tourism to increase Florida visitors and promote extended stays for greater economic benefit and quality of life for all areas of the state.
The VISIT FLORIDA committee is a volunteer position. Pendleton has been President/ CEO of Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida since 2001.
Pendleton has been directing museums and historic sites in Florida, Virginia, North and South Carolina since 1977. Pendleton has been active in the museum profession for over 30 years, including various accrediting and assessment teams for the American Association of Museums; grant review panels for the State of Florida and national agencies, and various statewide museum boards andrganizations such as the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and VISIT FLORIDA. Her pro ofessional expertise has been in institutional planning, constructions, restoration and business expansion.
— John Sprecher