Huntington Beach Marketing and Visitors Bureau founding Chairman and Chief Executive Steve Bone is set to retire in September.

Bone will stay on as a bureau advisor for another year after his retirement.

The bureau, which is charged with visitor marketing efforts for the city, said it will begin a national search for Bone's successor.

Bone is a veteran of the Huntington Beach hospitality and tourism industries.

He was president of Irvine developer The Robert Mayer Corp. between 1986 and 2008. The company developed the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa and Hilton Waterfront hotels during his tenure there.

Bone is also co-founder of the Orange County Visitors Association, Orange County Film Commission and Orange County Coast Watch. He is a board member for the Orange County Coastkeeper and CalTravel.

“Steve has done a terrific job during his five years as president of the Visitors Bureau and will be greatly missed,” said Bureau Board Chair Brett Barnes. “He has assembled a solid team that has formed both a Film and Sports Commission, published an eco/sustainable guide and a Huntington Beach Dining Guide, has reached out to international visitors in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, and Australia, assembled successful group meeting sales team and has created a strong social media presence for our destination.”