After 20 years in the hotel industry, Stuart recently became the Chief Marketing Officer at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB, the official destination marketing organization for the Grand Strand. A native of England, Stuart moved to the United States in 2001 and has spent the past two decades implementing marketing strategies for hundreds of hotels and destinations worldwide. With a degree in Rocket Science from the University of Kent at Canterbury, he leverages cutting-edge technology and takes a scientific and innovative approach to everyday marketing challenges. Stuart was previously the host of the hotel industry’s #1 podcast – “The Fuel Hotel Marketing Podcast”, but now spends his time challenging the status quo and redefining destination marketing. In his spare time, you can find him debating the finer intricacies of the Star Wars Universe over a craft beer.