Maureen O’Crowley, the executive director of Seoul Tourism Organization from 2008 to 2017, passed away peacefully on the evening of June 4 with her family by her side.
She had been battling pancreas cancer.
O’Crowley was deeply passionate about promoting her city, Seoul, as well as South Korea for leisure tourism and business events, and worked tirelessly as an advocate of both at travel trade events around the world with her team.
In an announcement on Facebook of her demise on Tuesday (June 5), Seoul Convention Bureau described O’Crowley as a “great leader, colleague, and friend”.
The post read: “Maureen O’Crowley, former executive director of the Seoul Convention Bureau, inspired and touched many hearts here at the Seoul Tourism Organization. She left an incredible legacy promoting Seoul and Korea around the world, and her work, passion, and kindness will always be remembered.”