Ames EDC

Board Member Spotlight: Kevin Bourke

Posted on November 15, 2021 at 8:00 AM by Steven Lawrence


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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