Award/Scholarship Winners

McDaniel Bureau Innovation Award Recipients

YearAward RecipientCommunity
2009Des Moines Area Sports CommissionDes Moines, IA
2010Quad Cities CVBQuad Cities, IA
2011Minot CVBMinot, ND
2012Rapid City CVBRapid City, SD
2013Aurora Area Convention & Visitors BureauAurora, IL
 2014 Kimball County Tourism
(budget less than $350,000)
 Kimball, NE
2014Nouveau Marketing
(budget greater than $350,000)
Eau Claire, WI
2016Owatonna Chamber & Tourism
(budget less than $350,000)
Owatonna, MN
2016Rapid City CVB
(budget greater than $350,000)
Rapid City, SD
2017Go Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, IA
2018Visit OmahaOmaha, NE
2019Visit WinonaWinona, MN
2021Visit Rapid CityRapid City, SD

Bruce McDaniel Individual Professionalist & Lifetime Achievement Award Recipents

YearAward RecipientOrganization
2009Kim BurgerCedar Falls Tourism and Visitors Bureau
2010Julie WeeksAmes CVB
2011 (1)Jim GarrettChicago Southland
2011 (2)Vicki ComegysGreater Des Moines  CVB
2014Paulette LesterGreater Des Moines CVB
2015Joe TaylorQuad Cities CVB
2016Keith RaheTravel Dubuque
2017Lisa BurkeNorth Platte/Lincoln County Visitors Bureau
2018Brent CoryEagan CVB
2019Christine ReboutJanesville CVB
2021Julie LunningVisit Great St. Cloud

Bill Geist Up & Coming Leader Award Recipients

YearRecipientOrganization
2018Tyler DaughertyTravel Dubuque
2019Celestino RuffiniVisit Beloit
2021Chelsea LerudIowa Travel Industry Partners

Cole Carley Scholarship Recipients

YearRecipientOrganization 
2013Katie MertensDevils Lake CVB
2014Jo CaskeyKimbal County CVB
2015Terry BakerFairfield CVB
2016Searle SwedlundDiscover Jamestown
2017Cheryl OsborneHenry County IL Tourism Bureau
2018Michelle KimGalesburg Area CVB
2019Laura Schoen CarbonneauBrookings CVB
2021Katy McNeilColumbus Area CVB