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Courtney McDonald Joins the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau as their Creative & Digital Services Coordinator

The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (Ames CVB) welcomes Courtney McDonald to their staff as their Creative & Digital Services Coordinator. McDonald will be responsible for design and creative content for the Ames CVB tourism and hospitality industry and supporting the overall communications and visitor services programming.

McDonald, a central Iowa native, brings to the Ames CVB professional experience in marketing and communication services including website strategy and design, brand development, design and content creation of promotional materials, trade show booth graphics and signage. Most recently, she worked as the Event & Marketing Manager at Gatherings (Nevada) and as Marketing Communications Coordinator for Ag Leader Technology.

“We’re excited to have Courtney join the Ames CVB team,” said Kevin Bourke, President/CEO, Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Courtney brings a unique set of skills and talents that will enhance and elevate our marketing initiatives.”

The local travel industry annually welcomes thousands of overnight visitors and single-day visitors each year. These visitors annually account for $75 million dollars* in direct spending in our community, through overnight accommodations, retail spending, dining, entertainment and travel expenditures. *Source: Iowa Economic Development Authority and STR Destination Report, 2020

The Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau (Ames CVB) is a member-based organization, supported by hotel/motel tax. The Ames CVB builds economic activity in the Ames area by recruiting visitors to the community for conferences, conventions, sports, group tours, special events and leisure trips.

Kevin Bourke, President/CEO, 515.956.4600,
Crystal Davis, Member & Visitor Services Director, 515.956.4602,

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