B/CS Convention and Visitors Bureau Leader Leaving

Since March 2003, Barry Biggar has been at the helm of the Twin Cities' convention and visitors bureau.

Now, the one and only CEO of the organization is leaving town at the end of July.

Biggar came on board a few months after the Bryan/College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau started as its own separate entity in late 2002.

Now, he will head up the convention and visitors' office in Fairfax County, Virginia, near Washington, DC. Biggar says it was a tough decision, but the move means he'll be closer to family.

The Canadian-born Biggar says he'll treasure his time here for a number of reasons, but one big one is that he took the oath of American citizenship here in Brazos County this April.

He also says it's been a team effort that has seen the region grow exponentially over the time he's been here. That includes, he says, a growth of 800 percent in the leisure travel market to the area.

A search for his replacement will begin shortly.

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