Okoboji Tourism Committee

About the Okoboji Tourism Committee

The Okoboji Tourism Committee is a committee of the Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. Our mission is to responsibly promote the Iowa Great Lakes Area to potential and returning visitors. Through destination marketing, our work brings visitors, improves the economy, and creates jobs throughout the Iowa Great Lakes Area. With a staff of 2 directed by a 16-member committee, our team excels at what we do.

In short, we’re a small group of nice people, working in a nice place, with high standards for quality.

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Okoboji Tourism Staff:
Rebecca Peters, Tourism Director
Laurie Simington, Tourism Associate

Okoboji Tourism Committee, Lodging:
Misty Katzfey, Co-Chair
Bridget Johnson
Rachel Fandel
Mike May
Lori Richardson
Heather Ellis
Mike Hoeppner
Joni Mitchell

Okoboji Tourism Committee, Non-Lodging:
Matt Schmeling, Co-Chair
Steven Jensen
Jeff Vierkant
Herman Richter
John Adams, Jr.
Julie Andres
Rand Rolhfson
Joe Newlin

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Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Staff:
Blain Andera, CEO
Kiley Zankowski, Director of Membership & Events
Karli Anthofer, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Iowa Great Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Board:
Nick Stauss, Chair
Andy Lux, Secretary
Cindy Mart, Treasurer
Brent Harris
Jed Jensen
Russ Mitchell
Paul Plumb
Mark Richter
Rachel Fandel
Dr. Steve Fiala
Kris Walker