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About Catch Des Moines

The Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau, known as Catch Des Moines, and the Des Moines Area Sports Commission market 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.

 CATCH DES MOINES REPRESENTS 15 MUNICIPALITIES 

 CATCH DES MOINES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 

Angela Connolly, Chair 
Polk County Supervisor 

Gary Slater, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer 
Iowa State Fair

Tom Mahoney, Past Chair
ITA Group                     

Chris Coleman
City of Des Moines                                   

Marty Martin
Drake University
 

 CATCH DES MOINES BOARD MEMBERS 

David Adelman, Cornerstone Government Affairs
Bob Andeweg, Mayor, City of Urbandale
John Andorf, Mayor, City of Perry
Ann Atkin, Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel
Bobbi Bentz, Councilperson, City of Ankeny
Jay Byers, Greater Des Moines Partnership
Dave Burgess, Mayor, City of Windsor Heights
Dan Carlino, Hilton Des Moines Downtown
Jake Christensen, Christensen Development
Chris Connolly, Iowa Events Center
Paula Dierenfeld, Mayor, City of Johnston
Jeff Fleming, Des Moines Art Center
Curt Gause, Councilperson, City of Pleasant Hill
Paula Juffer, Principal Financial Group
Jennifer Keeler, Councilperson, City of Bondurant
Eric Klein, Councilperson, City of Clive
John Mickelson, Councilperson, City of West Des Moines
Scott Mikkelsen, Mayor, City of Grimes
Jason Morse, Mayor, City of Polk City
Dean O’Connor, Mayor, City of Altoona
John Parker, Jr., Councilperson, City of Indianola
Steve Peters, West Des Moines Marriott
Paul Rottenberg, Orchestrate Hospitality

 ACCREDITATION 

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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.

 IOWA TOURISM RESOURCES 
Central Iowa Tourism     Travel Iowa
 

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