By MICHAEL RODRIGUEZ
Special to the PRESS
It’s the end of an era for the South Padre Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (SPI-CVB).
After serving the SPI-CVB for 13 years as its executive director, Dan Quandt resigned Thursday, leaving something of a legacy behind as he was instrumental in the Island’s most economically successful ventures, such as the late 1990’s surge of national attention as a Spring Break and summertime hotspot not to mention its appeal as a Winter Tourist attraction.
Quandt, a native of Fargo, North Dakota, was also present during the Island’s more challenging obstacles, including the tragedy of the September 2001 Queen Isabella Causeway collapse and the physical and economic destruction left in the wake of Hurricane Dolly in 2008.
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