About Catch Des Moines

The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Des Moines Area Sports & Tourism Commission, collectively known as Catch Des Moines, markets the region as a visitor destination, increasing economic growth and enhancing the visitor experience.

Catch Des Moines is an accredited Destinations International organization. As the visitor’s and meeting professional's trusted partner, we are the heart, the soul and the energy of our destination. Our focus is to drive economic success and enhance the quality of life in the Greater Des Moines municipalities we represent.


We welcome.
We bring people to Greater Des Moines, and we love to see what they bring to us. No matter who you are, you are welcome.  

We make an impact. 
The work we do matters. Whether it’s economic impact of events, job creation, the reputation of the region, or supporting local businesses and attractions, our work leaves a lasting impression.  

We win as a team. 
Our team is a family, and we work together towards the common objective of increasing visitors. We collaborate and strive to be inclusive of all viewpoints and to celebrate our successes together.   

We sell fun. 
Selling fun every day means we come to work with a smile. Our enthusiasm for the region is authentic and we love to play host.  

We connect. 
We are trusted experts, connecting visitors, locals, planners, and partners to resources with a sincere drive to surpass expectations.  

We serve. 
We believe in the power of customer service and starting with yes. Our everyday mission of service is centered on the needs of everyone; from the enduring communities that we represent to the visitors experiencing those communities for the first time. 



Brian Mulcahy, Chair
Des Moines Airport Authority

Greg Hudson, Vice Chair
City of West Des Moines   

Chris Connolly, Treasurer/Secretary
Iowa Events Center

Steve Peters
Hotel Fort Des Moines

Mayor Connie Boesen
City of Des Moines


David Adelman, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Bob Andeweg, Mayor, City of Urbandale
Steve Armstrong, Councilperson, City of Indianola
Brian Becker, Parks & Recreation Director, City of Grimes
Bobbi Bentz, Councilperson, City of Ankeny
Jeremy Boka, Councilperson, City of Altoona
Brandon Danner, Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Paula Dierenfeld, Mayor, City of Johnston
Sarah Haines, ITA Group
Brian Hardin, Drake University
Mike Jones, Mayor, Windsor Heights
Steve Karsjen, Mayor, City of Polk City
Eric Klein, Councilperson, City of Clive
Amanda Lundstedt, Councilperson, Pleasant Hill
Angela McKenzie, Councilperson, City of Bondurant
Jeremy Parsons, Iowa State Fair
Paul Rottenberg, Orchestrate Hospitality
Julie Stewart, Prairie Meadows
Tiffany Tauscheck, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Steve Van Oort, Supervisor, Polk County
Robert Warren, Hoyt Sherman Place
Katie Weber, Principal Financial Group


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The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau was awarded with the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal by Destinations International in recognition of the organization's commitment to industry excellence and meeting the industry standard for performance and accountability of destination organizations around the world.

The accreditation program requires a destination organization to successfully comply with a multitude of mandatory and voluntary standards that span a variety of performance areas to gain this momentous achievement. The standards cover nearly all aspects related to the management and marketing of destination organizations including governance, finance, human resources, sales, communications, destination development and research. The Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau joins the ranks of over 200 destination organizations who have obtained DMAP recognition.

"By achieving DMAP accreditation, Catch Des Moines has demonstrated that they have developed strategies for the direction of their destination and the policies and procedures to safeguard the use of public dollars” - Maura Allen Gast, FCDME, executive director at Visit Irving.

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