20 questions with…Santiago Corrada President and CEO of Visit Tampa Bay

Santiago Corrada is the president and chief executive officer of Visit Tampa Bay, the economic development organization responsible for tourism development in Hillsborough County.

The nonprofit works with 800 partners to tell the world the story of Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay’s tourism industry generated more than $600 million in hotel revenue in calendar year 2017.

College alma mater?

University of Miami 

Last book you read?

Leaders Eat Last (re-read)

Last place you vacationed?

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia

PC or Mac?


Guilty-pleasure food?

McDonald’s double cheeseburger

We’ll find you on the weekend?

Visiting a theme park

Biggest fear?

Being alone

Proudest moment?

Daughter’s birth

Dream dinner companion?

Ronald Reagan

10 Any pets?


11 Who did you last text?

My wife

12 What is your cellphone wallpaper image?

Birthday dinner with my wife

13 What do you listen to in the car?

SiriusXM Love (pop music channel)

14 What is your go-to drink order?


15 Favorite candy?

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup

16 Do you suffer from Primesia*?

Don’t think so

17 Pool or beach?


18 Charity you support?

Meals on Wheels (among several)

19 Favorite childhood memory?

Christmas Eve. It was an opportunity for the family to be together, attend service, and
prepare for the gift exchange.

20 Words of advice?

Treat others as you would
like to be treated

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