• Wampler Named Destin’s 2021 Business Person of the Year

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    January 25, 2022
    2021 Business Person of the Year Ken Wampler of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties

    Ken Wampler, President of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, is the Destin Chamber’s 2021 Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Trustmark National Bank. The award was presented by 2021 Chairman Jerry Sullivan of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican during the Chamber’s Jan. 14 Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting.

    Trustmark National Bank, who has been serving the financial needs of customers and communities for more than 130 years, chose to sponsor the Business Person of the Year Award because the award aligns with its core values of integrity, service, accountability, relationships and solutions.

    In presenting the award, Sullivan noted Wampler’s leadership role in one of the area’s most successful rental and real estate companies, his visibility at Destin City Council and Okaloosa County Commission meetings, his passion for the tourism industry, his involvement in advocating for Governor DeSantis to open Northwest Florida to vacation rentals during the COVID pandemic, and his leadership of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council.

    Wampler joined the Newman-Dailey team in 2009 to head up business development, as well as assist with the association management efforts.  With a results-focused management career, he has used his 29 years of experience, including 12 years on the Emerald Coast, leading successful start-up, turnaround and high-growth club and resort operations. In addition to his other roles within the community, Wampler is the Chairman of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council and is a past Chairman of the Destin Chamber, where he served nine years on the Board of Directors.

    In addition to the award, Trustmark National Bank presented Wampler with a $100 gift certificate to local restaurant 790 and, in partnership with the Destin Rotary Club, immunized 200 children against polio in his name.

    For more information about the Destin Chamber, please call (850) 837-6241 or visit DestinChamber.com.

    Photo Caption: 2021 Destin Chamber Chairman Jerry Sullivan (left) of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican presents Ken Wampler, President of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, with the 2021 Destin Business Person of the Year Award. The award was sponsored by Trustmark National Bank.
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