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Newman-Dailey President Ken Wampler Named 2021 Business Person of the Year

Ken Wampler Business Person of the Year

Destin, Fla. – Ken Wampler, president of Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, is the Destin Chamber’s 2021 Business Person of the Year Sponsored by Trustmark National Bank. The award was presented by 2021 Chairman Jerry Sullivan of Century 21 Blue Marlin Pelican during the Chamber’s Jan. 14 Business Before Hours & Annual Membership Meeting.

In presenting the award, Sullivan noted Wampler’s leadership role in one of the area’s most successful rental and real estate companies, his visibility at Destin City Council and Okaloosa County Commission meetings, his passion for the tourism industry, his involvement in advocating for Governor DeSantis to open Northwest Florida to vacation rentals during the COVID pandemic, and his leadership of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council.

Wampler joined the Newman-Dailey team in 2009 to head up business development, as well as assist with the association management efforts.  With a results-focused management career, he has used his 37 years of experience, including 20 years on the Emerald Coast, leading successful start-up, turnaround and high-growth club and resort operations. In addition to his other roles within the community, Wampler is the Chairman of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council and is a past Chairman of the Destin Chamber, where he served nine years on the Board of Directors.

In addition to the award, Trustmark National Bank presented Wampler with a $100 gift certificate to local restaurant 790 and, in partnership with the Destin Rotary Club, immunized 200 children against polio in his name. For more information about Newman-Dailey Resort Properties, visit or call 850-837-1071. . 


Located in Miramar Beach, Fla., Newman-Dailey Resort Properties (NDRP) is one of the leading vacation rental, long-term rental, real estate sales and association management companies in the Destin area. Founded in 1985, Newman-Dailey has been welcoming guests to the beaches of South Walton and Destin, Fla. for more than 36 years. Recognized for excellence, integrity and professionalism, Newman-Dailey consistently receives the "Certificate of Excellence" for positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The company was awarded the Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics in 2015 and voted “Best of the Emerald Coast” for vacation rentals and property management by the readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. The Real Estate Division is consistently listed among the top 10 percent of real estate companies along the Emerald Coast for sales.  For more sales or rental information, call 850.837.1071, or visit online at


Media Contact: Tracy Louthain, [email protected], 850-837-1071 x220