Ames EDC

Board Member Spotlight: Kevin Bourke

Posted on 11/15/2021 at 08:00 AM by Steven Lawrence

Name

Kevin Bourke

 

What is your hometown?

Grew up in Chicago but I consider Ames by hometown

 

Occupation and company you work for?

President & CEO, Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

What is a fun fact about your business or something you’re doing at your business that you’re excited about?

We are working to launch a new brand for the Ames CVB within the next 9 months

 

What is your role with the AEDC, and how long have you been involved?

Been on the AEDC Board since August 2019

 

What is the most interesting thing you have learned about local economic development by being involved in the AEDC?

How important it is for the university, city and business to work collaboratively

 

Why do you continue to be involved in local economic development? Why is this an important issue for you?

Growth in the local economy benefits everyone in the community

 

What other involvements do you have in the local community/county?

Board Treasurer for One Heart Equestrian Therapy

 

What are your favorite pastimes/hobbies?

Hiking and birding

 

Who are the members of your family?

Wife Patty and 3 daughters - Mackenzie, Mollie and Anna. Step-daughter Megan and 3 grandkids

 

If you had only one hour a week to watch TV, what would you watch?

Tucker Carlson on Fox

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