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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.


Tom Mahoney, Chair 
ITA Group 

Angela Connolly, Vice Chair
Polk County Supervisor

Bob Andeweg, Past Chair & Treasurer
Mayor, City of Urbandale                      

Marty Martin
Drake University                                       

Gary Slater
Iowa State Fair


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
Jeff Chelesvig, Des Moines Performing Arts
Jake Christensen, Christensen Development
Chris Coleman, Councilperson, City of Des Moines
Chris Connolly, Iowa Events Center
Dean Cooper, Councilperson, City of Pleasant Hill
Chris Diebel, LPCA Public Strategies
Paula Dierenfeld, Mayor, City of Johnston
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


Destination Marketing Accreditation Program logo

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.

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