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Who We Are

Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee touring the Mid-America Sports Complex.

The Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee is composed of representatives from hospitality-related businesses, city government and attractions to promote tourism of the Shawnee area. This includes Shawnee’s hotels, attractions, restaurants and related businesses, to make a positive economic impact in the community. Appointments to the Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee come as recommendations from the Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee for appointment by the Mayor of Shawnee and approval by the Governing Body.


Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee Members

Neal Sawyer,  Chair
Rebuilding Together Shawnee

Randy Bull, Vice-Chair
Hampton Inn

Stacey Bienhoff
Old Shawnee Days Society

Vicki Charlesworth 
City of Shawnee

Ryan Cipolla 
Courtyard by Marriott

Donald Crews 
Fairfield Inn & Suites

Michelle Distler
Shawnee Mayor

Kevin Fern
Executive Director, Visit Shawnee

Robin Frazee
Central Bank of the Midwest

Jill Geller
Johnson County Parks & Recreation

 

 

 

Amy Harvey 
Comfort Inn & Suites

Mark Hembrey
Hereford House Shawnee

Neil Holman
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

Ruben Luna
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 

Dave MacKay
Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball

Dennis Monahan
Central Bank of the Midwest

Jim Neighbor
Shawnee City Council

Cary Danielson Pandzik 
Music Theatre Kansas City 

Mickey Sandifer
Shawnee City Council

Ann Smith-Tate
President | CEO
Shawnee Chamber of Commerce

 


Good Starts Here Award

This award is presented annually for outstanding service to Shawnee Tourism.

2018
JoLynn Brosnan 
Courtyard by Marriott

2017  
Mark Hembrey
Hereford House Shawnee

2016
Neil Holman
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

2015
Randy Bull
Hampton Inn Shawnee

2014
Jeff Meyers
Shawnee Mayor

2013
Ron Deffenbaugh
Deffenbaugh Foundation

2012
Wheels & Dreams
Car, Truck & Bike Show
Shawnee Downtown
Business Association

2011
Donna Sawyer
Old Shawnee Days

2010
Charley Vogt
Country Club Bank

2009
Jack Waters
Parkway Real Estate

JoLynn Brosnan, sales director of Courtyard by Marriott and Hampton Inn was honored with the 2018 “Good Starts Here Award” for outstanding service to Shawnee tourism. 

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Visit Shawnee
15100 West 67th Street
Suite 202
Shawnee, KS 66217-9344
913.631.6545