Jeff Guaracino Death – Cause of Death: CEO Visit Philly, Jeff Guaracino dies unexpectedly aged 48.
Philadelphia tourism official, former President & CEO and current Board Member of Welcome America, Inc., Jeff Guaracino died on Tuesday, December 28, following a courageous battle with cancer.
“Jeff was a kind, smart, and passionate leader, and a tireless advocate for our City. His leadership changed Welcome America, Inc. profoundly for the better, and helped shape the incredible organization we have today.”
We will all miss you, Jeff Guaracino. Your greatest joy was bringing people together to celebrate what makes Philly so special. Rest in power, sir. And thanks for all the love you brought to our city. ❤️🩹 @JeffGuaracino pic.twitter.com/1BT5zLyEkL
— Jonathan D. Lovitz (@jdlovitz) December 29, 2021
Jeff Guaracino, authored ‘Gay and Lesbian Tourism: The Essential Guide for Marketing’ (2007). He is an expert in LGBT marketing, tourism, and large-scale events.
He led the Atlantic City tourism industry through the seaside resort’s most turbulent tourism period, and in 2016 he became president and CEO of Welcome America, Inc., which seeks to enhance Philadelphia’s image among travelers and to attract more visitors to the city.