February 28, 2022
Tourism Program Manager for the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing
The Rising Star Award is presented to an emerging leader (formerly known as a young professional) employed in the travel and tourism industry. TTRA wishes to recognize this person for commitment to increasing his/her expertise in the industry, demonstrated leadership abilities, and outstanding accomplishments that have added value to travel and tourism.
Ian Centrone currently serves as the Tourism Program Manager for the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing. He is responsible for managing award-winning marketing programs with a focus on public relations, digital media strategies, and industry relations to stimulate the growth of Martin County’s tourism industry. Prior to this role, Ian worked as a freelance travel writer and photographer, contributing to print and digital publications such as Travel + Leisure, National Geographic, Esquire, Men’s Journal, Hemispheres, Fodor’s, and more. He also co-authored “Sustainable Escapes, a curated guide book published by Lonely Planet featuring the world’s leading low-impact properties and experiences. His previous experience includes various communications and marketing roles at Saatchi & Saatchi, NBCUniversal, and Hawkins International Public Relations. A native New Yorker, Ian spent his high school years in Martin County and earned his B.S. in advertising and communications studies from the University of Florida and Digital Marketing Certificate from Cornell University. CONGRATULATIONS IAN!