BRADENTON -- Tara Donovan, the former head of resource development for the United Way of Manatee County, is the new public relations manager for the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Donovan will be focused on promoting tourism throughout Manatee County along with social media and business development.
Those are areas at which she excelled during her service at the United Way, where Donovan managed major gifts and workplace fundraising and gave more than 100 formal presentations annually, according to a press release announcing her appointment. Her achievements at the United Way include creating a new public service announcement and a mobile-friendly website.
Donovan also is a former news reporter for Channel 7-ABC in Sarasota and Channel 38 in Tampa.