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Announcement of the Passing of Imagine’s Beloved Founder and CEO, Patrick King

It is with profound sadness and heavy hearts that we share the devastating news of the passing of our CEO, Patrick King. It is an unimaginable loss for his family, our organization and the industry, and we extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.
Patrick King was not only a visionary leader but an exceptional human being. His remarkable contributions to Imagine and the marketing community have left an indelible mark, and his legacy will forever be cherished.
Under Patrick’s guidance, Imagine has flourished, transforming into a leader in tourism marketing and pushing the boundaries of what is possible. His unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with his extraordinary vision, propelled Imagine to new heights. Patrick’s strategic foresight and charismatic leadership have inspired us all, instilling a passion for excellence and driving us to achieve greatness.
Beyond his professional accomplishments, Patrick was a warm-hearted individual who valued the well-being of every member of the Imagine family. He had a remarkable ability to connect with people, fostering an inclusive and collaborative environment that encouraged creativity and teamwork. His genuine care for others and ability to listen and understand made him an exceptional CEO and a beloved mentor and friend to many.
As we mourn the loss of Patrick, we must also remember the incredible legacy he leaves behind: His professionalism, strong sense of community, philanthropy, and charity.

Patrick’s celebration of life will be Friday, June 9th, 2023, 4:00 pm- 8:00 pm at the Salisbury Center in Manassas. 

As we say goodbye to our beloved CEO, Patrick King, remember his vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Let us honor his memory by continuing to dream big and strive for greatness in all we do.

With profound sadness,
Imagine Team

Rebecca Barnes

Rebecca aka DMO's Best Friend is the CEO of Imagine. With more than three decades of experience launching and operating award-winning companies, she gained invaluable insights into the intricate challenges that businesses encounter. Harnessing this expertise, she has build successful tourism marketing programs, initiatives, and campaigns for counties, cities, towns, venues, hotels, and captivating destinations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her Grands, reading, traveling, and sleeping.

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