Award/Scholarship Winners

Bruce McDaniel Bureau Innovation Award
Year Award Recipient Community
2009 Des Moines Area Sports Commission Des Moines, IA
2010 Quad Cities CVB Quad Cities, IA
2011 Minot CVB Minot, ND
2012 Rapid City CVB Rapid City, SD
2013 Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Aurora, IL
 2014  Kimball County Tourism
(budget less than $350,000)
 Kimball, NE
2014 Nouveau Marketing
(budget greater than $350,000)
Eau Claire, WI
2015 NA NA
2016 Owatonna Chamber & Tourism
(budget less than $350,000)
Owatonna, MN
2016 Rapid City CVB
(budget greater than $350,000)
Rapid City, SD
2017 Go Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids, IA
2018 Visit Omaha Omaha, NE
2019 Visit Winona Winona, MN
Bruce McDaniel Individual Professionalism & Lifetime Achievement Award
Year Award Recipient Organization
2009 Kim Burger Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau
2010 Julie Weeks Ames CVB
2011 (1) Jim Garrett Chicago Southland
2011 (2) Vicki Comegys Greater Des Moines  CVB
2012 NA  NA
2013 NA  NA
2014 Paulette Lester Greater Des Moines CVB
2015 Joe Taylor Quad Cities CVB
2016 Keith Rahe Travel Dubuque
2017 Lisa Burke North Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau
2018 Brent Cory Eagan CVB
2019 Christine Rebout Janesville CVB
 Cole Carley Scholarship Recipients
Year Recipient Organization 
2013 Katie Mertens Devils Lake CVB
2014 Jo Caskey Kimbal County CVB
2015 Terry Baker Fairfield CVB
2016 Searle Swedlund Discover Jamestown
2017 Cheryl Osborne Henry County IL Tourism Bureau
2018 Michelle Kim Galesburg Area CVB
2019 Laura Schoen Carbonneau Brookings CVB
Bill Geist Up & Coming Leader Recipients
Year Recipient Organization 
2018 Tyler Daugherty Travel Dubuque
2019 Celestino Ruffini Visit Beloit