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Michele Routh

St Pete - Clearwater International Airport
Public Relations Director
Michele Routh, Public Relations Director, has been with St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport since 2004.  She oversees communications, community, media, volunteer and customer relations, strategic planning, special events, and public art for the Airport.

Michele has a diverse public sector background in the Tampa Bay Area. As the Executive Director of the Pinellas County Millennium Celebration, a project jointly sponsored by Pinellas County Government and St. Petersburg College, she directed the yearlong celebration in partnership with numerous Tampa Bay organizations and volunteers. She continued at St. Petersburg College, coordinating various special projects and events, including initially directing the St. Petersburg’s 300/100 Anniversary Celebration with Russia, in partnership with the City of St. Petersburg.

Previously, she worked in local governments with a background in economic development, public relations, budgeting and capital programming, labor negotiations, human resources, performance measurement, and special project management.  Ms. Routh worked on the management teams of the City of St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County and the City of St. Pete Beach.

Ms. Routh received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of South Florida, her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida and completed 2 years of doctoral studies at the University of Maryland in Psychology.  Ms. Routh is a graduate of Leadership St. Pete and is actively involved in the community through chambers of commerce, education, and non-profit organizations.  She helped found the Studio@620, serving as its first President, and returned to the Board of Directors as President in 2013 for its 10th anniversary year.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Florida CraftArt.

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