Director; Destination Ames, Member & Visitor Services
Crystal Davis, Director of Destination Ames, wakes up each day excited to promote Ames and Iowa State University as a destination for visitors and residents alike. She finds it rewarding AND fun showcasing the places she loves to all our guests. Crystal came to the Bureau in 2015 with a lot of hospitality, event coordination and member services experience, as well as a certificate in Institutional Organizational Management from the US Chamber of Commerce. Since coming on staff, she has helped to hire several communications and member services staff, graduated from the Iowa Tourism Leadership Institute and started serving on the Ames Main Street Board of Directors.
Raising two daughters with all their extracurricular activities keeps Crystal running all over, but when she can slow down she loves to bake (her cheesecakes are Heaven on earth!) and craft.
Proud moment in Ames history: Celebrating Ames Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary in 2014. What a year! I was honored to be part of the Ames 150 Central Planning Committee and co-chair the Ames 150 on the 4th festivities!