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North Carolina Seafood Festival executive director steps down


MOREHEAD CITY, NC (WITN) – The North Carolina Seafood Festival announced Monday that its executive director is stepping down after more than two decades in the role.

The festival announces that Stephanie McIntyre is stepping down as executive director effective February 15. The Board of Directors is currently reviewing nominations to fill the position.

Morehead City Mayor Jerry Jones spoke of McIntyre’s service, saying, “Stephanie and the North Carolina Seafood Festival have been synonymous throughout North Carolina for many years. Her leadership has not only helped grow our festival from a local event to a statewide destination, but she also leaves a legacy of support/funding to the many local non-profits that depend on the festival. to support their programs.

President of the 2022 North Carolina Seafood Festival, Dr. Ken Riley, added, “We are very grateful for Ms. McIntyre’s leadership and contributions to the growth of the North Carolina Seafood Festival.

McIntyre says she made lasting friendships and relationships in the county that will forever be etched in her heart and part of her history.

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