Destination Organization Leadership Award

The Destination Organization Leadership Award was created in 2017 and is amongst the association's most prestigious honors, recognizing those outstanding individuals who, through their exceptional work and achievements, have made a significant contribution to the destination marketing industry and a profound difference in the communities they serve.

Any destination organization leader who has demonstrated a significant and long-term contribution to the destination marketing industry may be nominated. Specifically, one whom has provided leadership, innovation and credibility among their colleagues and has developed a reputation for excellence through the management of their organization and the use of best practices, cutting-edge technology and strategy.

To learn more about the awards please click here or contact Chelsea Welter, Vice President of Governance & Administration at [email protected].

2022 Honorees

Marc Garcia headshot Marc Garcia, CATP
President & CEO
Visit Mesa
Bonnie Quill headshot Bonnie Quill, CDME
President & CEO
Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau
Martha Sheridan headshot Martha Sheridan
President & CEO
Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Incorporated

Past Honorees

2020 Awardee: 

Joe D'Alessandro, President & CEO of San Francisco Travel Association

2019 Awardee: 

Brad Dean, CEO of Discover Puerto Rico

2018 Awardee: 

Caroline Beteta, President & CEO, Visit California

2017 Awardee:

Rossi Ralenkotter, President & CEO, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority