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Farewell to an Industry Friend

Gary Pugatch, director of resort marketing for the Sea Pines Co. on Hilton Head Island, died of a heart attack on Friday, November 7. He was 48. Prior to joining Sea Pines Company, Pugatch was vice president, meetings & conventions for the Nassau/Paradise Island Promotion Board; vice president sales & marketing, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts/Williams Hospitality, Miami, FL. For many years he worked at both Westin and Hyatt hotels and resorts.

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