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

JoLynn Brosnan, Chair
Courtyard by Marriott

Neal Sawyer,  Vice-Chair
Rebuilding Together Shawnee

Stacey Bienhoff
Old Shawnee Days Society

Brian Brown

Randy Bull
Hampton Inn

Michelle Distler
Shawnee Mayor

Kevin Fern
Executive Director, Visit Shawnee

Robin Frazee
Central Bank of the Midwest

Carol Gonzales
Shawnee City Manager

Robin Heath
Firehouse Subs



Mark Hembrey
Hereford House Shawnee

Roxane Hill
Wonderscope Children’s Museum of K.C.

Neil Holman
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

Linda Leeper
President/CEO, Shawnee Chamber 

Ruben Luna
Holiday Inn Express & Suites 

Dave MacKay
Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball

Cathy Marks
Paulo & Bill Restaurant

Jim Neighbor
Shawnee City Council

Larry Newport
B&B Theatres Shawnee 18

Mickey Sandifer
Shawnee City Council


Good Starts Here Award

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

Neil Holman
Shawnee Parks & Recreation

Randy Bull
Hampton Inn Shawnee

Jeff Meyers
Shawnee Mayor

Ron Deffenbaugh
Deffenbaugh Foundation

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

Donna Sawyer
Old Shawnee Days

Charley Vogt
Country Club Bank

Jack Waters
Parkway Real Estate


Neil Holman, Director of the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department, was honored with the 2016 “Good Starts Here Award” for outstanding service to Shawnee tourism. L to R: Neil Holman is joined by Shawnee City Manager, Carol Gonzales, Shawnee Mayor Michelle Distler and Chair of the Visit Shawnee Advisory Committee, JoLynn Brosnan. 

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